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Tina Knowles-Lawson took to social media this weekend to plead for her daughter, Beyonce Knowles-Carter's right to claim her Black heritage.

The 39-year-old singer was widely criticized for "appropriating Black culture" in her new visual album, Black Is King.

The album, which is based on her poorly received 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, will stream exclusively on Disney+.

After Beyonce dressed in traditional African garb in her album promo, fans took to social media to remind the mother-of-three that she is not African.

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When a few BeyHive fans defended their queen Bey, Tina thanked them for standing up for her child.

"Thank you I could not have said it better," Tina wrote. "It's really sad that the women who shout the loudest the 'protect the black woman' that they are the ones that are trying to tear her down. Sisters wake up!"

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The 66-year-old retired fashion designer went on to explain how her daughter was taught as a young girl to uplift other women up, not tear them down: "Her work is to change the narrative! To show that we did not start off as slaves, but that we were kings and queens before we were forced into slavery."

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After pleading with fans to "examine your heart and really take a look at what your motive is and what it's fueled by."

"How do you appropriate the black culture when you are black?" said Tina, whose mixed race heritage includes French, Native American, African, Jewish American, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian ancestry.

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"She has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world. Just consider young sisters I love you and brothers thank you for your balance and speaking up," Tina concluded.

Beyonce's album Black Is King debuts on July 31st.
 

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Tiffany Haddish revealed the list of lavish gifts she received from celebrity guests who attended her bat mitzvah ceremony last year. The most extravagant gifts came from Beyonce's mom, Tina Lawson, and singer Barbara Streisand.

During an appearance on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Girls Trip star dished about how she studied the faith before her star-studded bat mitzvah.

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She said Tina Lawson gave her a beautiful Bible. "Ms. Tina gave me the most beautiful Bible with this cross on it and everything, and I was like, is she trying to say, 'Hey! You know you black, right?"

Kimmel, 52, who is Catholic, teased Haddish. "Beyonce's mother sent you a Bible with a crucifix on it for your bat mitzvah?"

"But it had diamonds on the crucifix, though," Haddish said. "So, I read from that and the Torah every day. I read from both. They start out the same."

Even though Streisand couldn't be there in person, she sent Haddish a diamond necklace with a Jewish star on it.

"I'm embarrassed because I got you the same present, except without diamonds in it," Kimmel said.

Haddish joked, "Yeah, you did. No diamonds. But Imma wear it! Imma wear it when I work out and go to places where I don't want people to feel like I'm flossing'."
 

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Tina Knowles-Lawson celebrated the 38th birthday of her favorite child, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The 65-year-old shared a loving picture of herself and her superstar daughter on Instagram, and explained how her daughter's birth helped her feel her deceased mom's love.

"38 years ago today you came into my life and i know without a shred of doubt that God sent you!!!, she began. "I had recently lost my mom and never thought that i could feel that particular kind of love again. The moment i saw you i knew that that was IT !!!!

"We've been the best of friends since then . You have brought me such Joy and pride and love and friendship !!! Your heart is as big as Texas !! You are one of the best moms ever ! And I love you soo much," Tina continued, adding heart and birthday cake emojis.

She concluded: "Have the best birthday EVER!!!! Mom."

Tina, who is also mother to singer Solange Knowles, 33, and a grandmother of four, shares her two daughters with ex-husband Mathew Knowles. The couple divorced in 2011, and she remarried in 2015 to Poltergeist actor Richard Lawson.

Some fans wondered aloud why Tina always lavishes attention on Beyonce and not Solange.

Child experts say most parents have one favorite child who they lavish with love and attention.
 

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Ciara Wilson was among the fashionable stars attending the 2019 Beautycon Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 11. The part-time singer and homemaker attended the 2-day convention that welcomed makeup artists, beauty bloggers, social media influencers, entrepreneurs and celebrities to connect, shop and discuss all things beauty-related. BeautyCon featured more than 150 brands, panels and special performances.

Some of the highlights from BeautyCon included an interview with Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, who showed off her svelte new figure! Ms. Tina, pictured here with actress Marsai Martin, says granddaughter Blue Ivy is a budding makeup artist.

"I've bought Blue so many makeup kits, much to her dad's dismay!" she revealed to ET. She admitted that fathers like JAY-Z "don't like that." "But it's just for playtime. We have fun!"

Kelly Rowland told ET that rumors about a Destiny's Child reunion was "news to me, just as much as it was to you! I was like, 'Oh! My god, a tour is happening! Someone call me.'"

Kelly said she’s just too busy to hit the road with Beyonce and her massive entourage. "Everybody's supportive of each other's personal ventures right now," she said. "If it were to happen, I would want it to be a surprise. I feel like we know so much now. News is right at your fingertips and sometimes it's very bad journalism! Shame on you, whoever reported that."

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