In a series of Instagram images, Beyoncé showcased a laid-back ensemble comprising sweatpants, a crop-top hooded T-shirt, and a cream blazer. Accompanied by her husband, rapper Sean Jay-Z Carter, both sported all-black outfits with matching shades, blending comfort with luxury.
Amid the stylish photos, the focus turned to Beyoncé’s close-up selfie, seemingly addressing recent skin-bleaching claims. The zoomed-in image captured her icy-blond hair beneath the hood, emphasizing her warm brown eyes against bronze skin.
Fans interpreted the selfie as a subtle response to the allegations, with social media buzzing about Beyoncé’s seemingly silent clapback. The Neighborhood Talk shared the selfie, garnering support from fans who appreciated her indirect response.
Some fans defended the change in skin tone, attributing it to decreased melanin production due to minimal sun exposure. Others playfully noted Beyoncé’s “petty” choice of an all-white outfit, quoting lyrics from her song “Heated.”
Skin-bleaching accusations surfaced after Beyoncé’s U.S. film premiere, where fans observed a lighter skin tone. The singer’s mother, Tina Knowles, vehemently defended her on Instagram, denouncing the rumors as “stupid, ignorant, self-hating racist statements.” Knowles emphasized the film’s silver theme as the reason behind Beyoncé’s overall appearance.
Beyoncé’s film, set to release on December 1, offers an inside look at her world tour. The “Renaissance World Tour” broke records, grossing $579 million and surpassing Michael Jackson’s record as the highest-grossing tour for a Black artist.