Beyonce confirmed her status as Queen Bey Tuesday morning by shaking up the music world with her history-making Grammy nominations. The incomparable virtuoso nabbed a total of nine nods for her culture-shifting Lemonade album, making her the most nominated female artist in Grammy history with a record of 62 nominations and 20 wins. On top of scoring nods for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year, Beyonce’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself” featuring Jack White is also up for Best Rock Performance. Reactions are predictable.
The star’s foray into rock music has die-hard fans of the genre up in arms on Twitter and declaring rock music as being dead. “How the f*ck did Beyonce get nominated for best rock performance??!!! That’s some bullsh*t!!! She’s not rock!! #GrammyNominations #grammy,” an angry fan protested on Twitter following the Grammy announcements. “As Marilyn Manson said ‘Rock is Dead’ when I see Beyonce nominated for Best Rock Performance at Grammys,” tweeted another.