Beyonce is set to perform at the 50th annual 2016 Country Music Awards tonight (November 2), in a semi-surprise performance that had been rumored the day of the show. While Bey fans initially rejoiced at the prospect of Lemonade track "Daddy Lessons" getting the country-world nod it deserves, many people's excitement turned to impatience and irritation when they realized she wasn't, as rumored, opening the show. Which meant enduring a lot of, you know, country music before she took the stage.

Country star Brad Paisley welcomed Beyonce in a tweet before the CMAs, and reminded some evidently-ignorant fans that country artists "cross over" into the pop sphere on a regular basis. But a certain subsection of country fans voiced outrage at the mere prospect of the "Hold Up" singer — and Texas native — appearing at the show.


You know you that b--- when you cause all that conversation, indeed.