Kenny Chesney Defends Himself to Beyoncé’s Fans

Beyoncé’s fans went on the attack after Kenny Chesney appeared unhappy about her taking the stage with the Dixie Chicks at the CMA Awards Wednesday night.

But in a statement released Friday, Chesney addressed the Beyhive, saying that he loves Beyoncé and her music.

Kenny says, “The idea her fans were so quick to judge me, or know what I was thinking, doesn’t feel like the woman I’ve always imagined Beyoncé to be — and honestly, the people who love her music, either.”

Chesney added that he welcomed the singer’s performance of her country song, “Daddy Lessons,” despite the fact that she’s not a traditional country artist.