Beyoncé recently sent fans into a frenzy with a Super Bowl commercial. Now, she is causing even more waves with the outfit she chose for an Instagram announcement.
Beyoncé’s latest album announcement on Instagram has sparked a heated debate among fans. The singer revealed the cover for two new songs off her new album “Act II,” and one of the images showcases her in a revealing outfit. This announcement came shortly after Beyoncé hinted at new music during a Super Bowl commercial.
The post showed the covers for her songs “Texas Hold Em” and “16 Carriages.” On the cover of “Texas Hold Em,” the singer wears a cowboy hat, blazer, and statement earrings. She paired the look with a metal bra and garter belt that attach to a heart-shaped metal bikini brief.
While the post has amassed a flurry of likes and supportive comments, wondering how she looked so good at 42 after three children, it has also drawn criticism from some quarters. Among the dissenting voices, one user remarked, “So disgraceful brrrr I’m sorry but this is not what the young generations should refer to,” expressing concern for the message it may send to impressionable fans.
Another critic bluntly stated, “You are too old for that,” and a third implored the artist to “Put some [clothes] on,” reflecting a viewpoint that her choice of attire was inappropriate.
The announcement of the first two songs on the album being released came after she announced during the Super Bowl that she would be releasing new music. The album is set to be a collection of country music reminiscent of her song “Daddy Lessons.” The song “Texas Hold Em” has been released on YouTube and has already amassed over 300,000 views.
Fans have speculated that Beyoncé’s Grammys outfit was a nod to her new album as she wore a cowboy hat and bolo tie paired with a mini skirt and blazer. Beyoncé has not confirmed whether or not this speculation is true.