Beyonce's Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams didn't tweet congratulations to the singer on the birth of her first baby Blue Ivy Carter, leading some fans to see it as a lack of support, calling Williams a b----.
B----, YOU BETTER CONGRATULATE YOUR KING ON GIVING BIRTH TO HER CHILD. (Unbelievable), a Twitter user wrote to Williams.
But the former Destiny's Child member didn't stay mum for long after all the badgering and criticism. She responded to fans noting that she was too close to the Love on Top singer to offer her congratulations via social media.
Let's get ONE thing straight....I do NOT have to say congrats to someone when they're NOT on twitter...ESPECIALLY when I talk or email them all the time....or when I'll be physically present as well...so harrassing and stalking my timeline to see if I've mentioned something is POINTLESS!!! Williams tweeted in response. My friendship with people aren't always for twitter display. Respect that and get a LIFE!!! Enjoy this FINE day!!! God bless!!!!
But Williams didn't stop there.
She followed up that tweet with another stating that This is a beautiful, precious, private time between two people and excitement is to be expected but NOT disrespect! #churchdismissed.
Beyonce's @beyonce Twitter handle has more than 2.5 million followers yet she has never tweeted once. She also follow only 10 people, which include her sister Solange Knowles, Williams and her other former bandmate Kelly Rowland.
Birth of Blue Ivy Carter
Beyonce gave birth to her baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Jan. 7 at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital. Her husband Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn carter, was said to be present for his daughter's birth and reportedly shelled out more than $1 million to rent the entire fourth floor of the hospital so his wife could have a private birth.
E! Online reported that Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter via a schedule C-section.
Beyonce announced that she was pregnant at the MTV VIdeo Music Awards last August. She later revealed to fans that she was six months pregnant as of last September. Beyonce and Jay-Z married on April 4, 2008, after years of daying and their relationship has always been kept private.
Even before Beyonce's baby was born, she was the center of attraction and, at times, rumors and controversies.
Prior to giving birth on Saturday, it was reported in December that Beyonce had already given brith to a baby girl and named her Tiana May Carter. But the singer dispelled those rumors when she was seen on Christmas Even dining with Jay-Z in Brooklyn. The last public photo of the singer was taken on Thursday when she was photographed in New York City with her mother, Tina Knowles.
Before that rumors circulated that Beyonce's pregnancy was a fake.
Celebrities tweet congratulations
Celebrities began tweeting congratulations to Beyonce on the birth of her daughter early Sunday morning after the news broke. Here's what some had to say.
Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih, the singer tweeted.
Welcome to the world Blue! tweeted Beyonce and Jay-Z's pal Gwyneth Paltrow. We love you already.
Congrats to jay and B! God Bless :) ! And many more! - Diddy
Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z, Russell Simmons posted on Twitter, providing a link to a news source reporting on the birth.
Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay on the birth of their first child.. Welcome to the world Blue Ivy !. - Cheryl Cole.
After Blue Ivy's birth, Twitter users have been wondering what is the meaning of the child's name.
Reports are that the name Blue Ivy holds a special meaning for the two mega stars, as blue is allegedly Jay-Z's favorite color and four, which is written as IV in Roman numerals, is Beyonce's favorite number.