Country star Kenny Chesney may have the #1 album in the U.S. right now, but for the last three days he’s also been #1 on another tally: the Beyhive hitlist.
Indeed, during Beyonce‘s controversy inciting performance with the Dixie Chicks at this year’s CMAs the camera panned to Chesney in the audience who seemed visibly uncomfortable. The look of displeasure on his face during the ‘Daddy Lessons’ showing not only became the subject of many-a-meme, but also the catalyst for a brutal Twitter attack filled with death threats, attacks on his sexuality, personal life, and so much more.
Once the onslaught of insults reached a feverish pitch, Chesney took to social media to offer an official statement. Read it below:
In a statement released Friday, Chesney made it clear: “I love Beyonce… I loved her Super Bowl performance, her sense of how to make the music hit really hard – and give it drama when she’s onstage.”
Chesney added that her fans shouldn’t be so quick to judge him or assume to know what he was thinking.
His statement follows that of lead Dixie Chick Natalie Maines when she defended Bey: