If there's one group of fans that you definitely do not want to anger, it's the Beyhive.
Those devoted to Beyonce are fiercely loyal to her and will go to great lengths to prove it. They were in full 'attack' mode last night, when Taylor Swift took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Swift was performing her new song 'Me!' and the set-up happened to include a marching band. Yes, a similar marching band to the one that Beyonce used during her Coachella show in 2018, as seen in her recently-released Netflix special 'Homecoming'.
Watch the performance here:
Needless to say, there were more that a few accusations of plagiarism on social media, however unwarranted they may have been...
— クリス RULES (@ChrisRules_) May 2, 2019
Beyoncé looking at Taylor Swift performance pic.twitter.com/g9PA1VtV7m
— Mar (@irondyketyson) May 2, 2019
twitter's wild because there are ppl on here saying Beyoncé didn't invent marching bands and we all saw when she did
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) May 2, 2019
— Kathleen Newman-Bremang (@KathleenNB) May 2, 2019
Others, however, pointed out that Queen Bey does not have the monopoly on marching bands...
I can’t believe that twitter has gotten to the point where people are comparing Beyoncé and Taylor’s drum lines.. so Taylor used drums, lots of people do big whoop.. I love Bey but this really isn’t THAT big of a deal
— #BlueForSudan (@textmebxck) May 2, 2019
Girl, it’s drums... Beyoncé wasn’t the first to use drums in a performance and Taylor definitely isn’t either. Beyoncé had a whole as band and Taylor had just drums. Y’all need to stop comparing the most general things just because you don’t like Taylor. https://t.co/ORySBD7tQf
— tyler☠️ (@reputytion) May 2, 2019
What do you think? Is there an argument to be had in Beyonce's favour? Watch a fan-shot version of the Coachella video below...