Natalie Maines Slams CMAs After Beyonce Performance

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Just hours after she walked off stage smiling, the explosive frontwoman to the Dixie Chicks leaves her mark all over the internet with a new rash of tweets – this time going straight for the CMA’s.

They drew much controversy from people across the country genre for featuring a prominent R&B and pop artist during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards – a celebration that the CMA had promoted as blending classic country and new modern artists.

So, naturally, many people were questioning the logic behind bringing someone in from outside the genre.

With that said, the controversial collaboration featured a “Daddy Lessons” from Beyonce’s latest album and “Long Time Gone” from Dixie Chicks’ seemingly endless stream of earlier hits.

The collaboration was less than well-received, and even the CMAs reported some of the worst television ratings they had ever gotten. After fielding a swarm of blowback from country fans, lead singer Natalie Maines decided she had enough and exploded on Twitter with some low blows aimed directly at the CMAs.

“Hey everybody!The CMA’s just called and asked us to co-host next year’s show with Beyoncé.Unfortunately I’ve got a thing that night so, no.” Maines wrote in one tweet.

Additionally, in response to a fans tweet claiming that the CMAs used the performers for ratings, Maines lashed out saying that she was the one using the CMAs.

“@marykatestar It’s ok. I used them to fulfill my dream of singing with Bey. (On their dime) ;)”

These are just a few of the rash of tweets she’s shot off in response to the heavy criticism of her performance alongside Beyonce.

Watch their collaboration at the 50th Annual CMAs below and let us know what you think of her tweets in the comments below!