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Don't you dare disturb the Bey Hive! Keyshia Cole was hit with more than a few angry messages after she ventured to criticize Beyonce for her new single, "Bow Down/I Been On," via Twitter on Monday, March 18.
"Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good," she wrote, calling out the "Love On Top" for her aggressive song. "But can still talk sh-t when convenient 2 FOH."
In Knowles' latest chopped-and-screwed track (the term refers to a specific way of remixing hip hop music), the singer tries her hand at bolder lyrics, including the line in question: "This is my sh-t, bow down, b-tches."
Fans of Knowles, 31, immediately took to Twitter to express their excitement over the new mother's return to the recording studio.
"Just heard Beyonce's new song," one fan tweeted on Sunday, March 17, after the Knowles shared the track on her site. "I feel so bad for every other artist in the game. There is no competition. She reigns supreme."
Cole, 31, was apparently not impressed, however. The R&B singer added more than just her two cents on the social networking site.
"First 'Women need to Stick together' now b-tches better Bow," she continued. "Smh. But it's all G! Chicks stay shooting the sh-t..."
Users online immediately slammed Cole for her negativity.
"Keyshia Cole and Chris Brown are two artists that really shouldn't have twitter accounts," one annoyed fan wrote.
"If @KeyshiaCole put as much energy in her struggle music as she did twitter beefing she would be as successful as Beyonce...Nvm," another wrote.
Cole didn't back down from her remarks, however, instead refuting remarks by asserting, "I done kept it real from the start! #RespectTHAT."
The "Trust and Believe" singer is definitely no stranger to controversy. Earlier this year, Cole received plenty of hate mail for bashing on Knowles' former Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams, 32, for her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, where the girl group memorably reunited.
"F-ck that sh-t up then Beyonce! Bad b-tch central," she wrote. "I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michelle sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always f-cking the groove up."