Beyonce "Mute Challenge" Fail Gets Houston Concertgoer Smacked In Hilarious Video

The BeyHive didn't come to play during Yonce's hometown concert.

BYHayley Hynes
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Since Beyonce first flew to Europe to begin her RENAISSANCE Tour back in the spring, her loyal fanbase has been impressing the "Halo" hitmaker. Before she even asked patrons to wear their best silver attire to shows throughout the month of September, many stepped out in over-the-top ensembles, many of which Queen B applauded from her post up on the stadium stage.

This week, the Southern starlet put on a rousing performance in her hometown of Houston, where plenty of celebrities stepped out. Lizzo and Monaleo met for the first time while awaiting Bey, and Moneybagg Yo also brought his lady Ari Fletcher out for a night on the town. Aside from those notable names, tens of thousands of locals also crowded into the concert. As TMZ reports, some of them weren't afraid to throw hands when it came time for the famous "mute challenge."

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Beyonce's Hometown Show Involved Some Violence

When the Destiny's Child alum gets to the part in "ENERGY" ordering everyone to be silent, the audience remains as quiet as possible. Some cities have been far better at this than others, but there were high hopes for Houston to be one of the best. In fact, one person in the crowd was so intent on pleasing Bey that the smacked another person around them for snacking on popcorn during the big moment. "Shut the f**k up," she added while striking the culprit, who laughed the altercation off. It's unclear if the two know each other. Regardless, it doesn't seem as though the night was totally ruined for either of them.

Beyonce has been the centre of attention for months on end thanks to her RENAISSANCE World Tour, reminding us once again why she's known as one of the greatest entertainers of her generation. While fanfare continues to surround the mother of three amid her final few performances, Plies has made it clear that to him, Britney Spears' living room dancing videos are just as captivating as what Queen B has been serving up over the past few months. Read what the rapper had to say about his dream girl at the link below, and check back later for more music/pop culture news.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.