Tina Knowles Shuts Down Beyoncè And Taylor Swift Comparisons: ‘They Both Should Be Celebrated’
Mama Tina Knowles is not here for the constant comparisons between Beyoncè and Taylor Swift.
Paparazzi caught up with Knowles outside Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, August 14, where she was asked about fans comparing her daughter to Swift, who is also on a world tour.
“I have nothing to say about that,” Knowles told TMZ.
When the photog made mention of both Beyoncè and Swift being “amazing queens,” Mama Knowles agreed.
“Absolutely. I think they both should be celebrated,” she said.
The photog asked if fans should compare the two singing sensations.
“Absolutely not. You know better than that,” Knowles responded.
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Fans agreed with Knowles’ sentiments on Beyoncè and Swift when the video clip was reposted by The Neighborhood Talk.
“Mama is so respectful.. yes give both of their flowers! Because Taylor got it on lock like Beyoncé,” one fan wrote.
“You know better than that” was code. 😂👑🐝”another fan added.
Her comments come amid the U.S legs of Beyoncè’s “Renaissance” world tour and Swift’s “Eras” tour. The tours are raking in millions for the Grammy-winning singers, with “Renaissance” becoming the high-grossing tour of Beyoncè’s career, with $295,676,504 in sales
So far, Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour has become her high-grossing tour, with it nearing $500 million in sales. She’s on track to make nearly $2.1 billion, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, Swift is not too far behind. She’s on track to earn more than $1 billion from her tour, according to Unilad.
Tina Knowles also shut down rumors of Beyoncé bringing her own toilet on tour, clarifying the photo was of boxes labeled “toilets” that Beyoncé’s tour uses to position fans onstage. Knowles said rumors of her daughter bringing her own toilet on tour are “so ridiculous.”
Knowles’ was also asked about her recent divorce filing from Richard Lawson. Her response: “Mind your business.”