Fans Are Coming to Beyoncé’s Defense After an Organization Accuses Her of Paying Dancers ‘Low Rates’
Two months after the Queen Bey was faced with a legal battle over the trademarking of her daughter name, she is now being accused of paying her dancers low rates.
While the organization that made these claims is trying to prove that these accusations are, in fact, true, the singer’s fans aren’t having it and are certain these allegations of completely false.
The organization alleges that Beyoncé compensates below the standard pay rate
Beyoncé is a literal angel in the Beyhive’s eyes, so when someone tries to tarnish her reputation, of course, fans are going to stand up for her.
This past weekend, fans were left in complete and utter shock when an organization took to Instagram to accuse the “Formation” singer of not properly compensating her dancers.
In an Instagram post, The Dancer Alliance–a non-profit organization that negotiates equitable rates for non-union workers in the industry–slammed the singer for paying her dancers under the “baseline standard,” especially for a music video she’s reportedly shooting at the moment.
In a lengthy caption, The Dancer’s Alliance claims that during a recent casting call, it was announced that talent would only receive $250 per day rather than the Dancers Alliance’s standard payment of at least $500 per day.
“Dancers accepting these low rates for this caliber artist or any artist is UNACCEPTABLE,” they wrote. “Choreographers not sticking up to production companies about proper DA baseline rates to hire professional dancers is UNACCEPTABLE!”
After the post was shared, Beyoncé’s choreographer, JaQuel Knight, took to his Instagram Story to set the record straight on dancers’ pay rates.
In a series of posts, Knight claims that $250 per day is the rate for extras, and revealed that this rate is actually on the “higher-end,” seeing as though compensation for extras is typically $125.
Knight then asks The Dancers Alliance for receipts that proves that their claims are, in fact, true. “Please run me the production company, the choreographer, the shoot dates, the dancers that have rehearsed and are shooting for these rates,” he wrote.
Fans refuse to let people discredit Beyoncé’s name
Although Beyoncé and her team have yet to comment on these claims, that hasn’t stopped fans from slamming The Dancers Alliance for spreading lies about the beloved singer.
Soon after these accusations came to light, fans immediately took to Twitter–since The Dancer Alliance disabled their Instagram comments–to show just how much they stan for the Queen Bey.
“I bet these are the same people who made the story about Beyoncé being a witch and cursed a cat,” one fan tweeted.
“Trying to degrade Beyoncé for clout, nothing new,” another fan expressed.
“People really just discredit Beyoncé with 100% fabricated lies just because they know she and her team not on twitter,” someone else mentioned.
Some fans made a point to mention that even if Bey doesn’t pay her dancers the standard rate, she makes up for it with worldwide exposure and amazing bonuses.
“Imagine lying and saying Beyoncé paid “low rates”. She gave millions in bonuses and custom-made iPad for all her staff,” a member of the Beyhive pointed out.
“Besides salary, Beyoncé gave average $4M-$6M in just bonuses to staff every year,” another fan explained. “They only pick on Beyoncé bc she’s the most private & quiet celebrity, never speak or explain for herself.”
The Dancers Alliance has yet to comment on this backlash or even share documents that prove that Beyoncé and her team are in the wrong.
Until they deliver the necessary receipts, this organization will continue to deal with the wrath of the Beyhive and we hope they can handle being bashed by one of the biggest fan bases in the world.