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Beyonce Knowles' fans, who refer to themselves as the BeyHive, were reportedly upset after pictures surfaced of the Grammy Award-winning singer spending time with reality television star Kim Kardashian this weekend.
Beyonce, 30, and 31-year-old Kardashian were spotted making their way to the moshpit during the Birmingham, U.K. stop of their significant other's "Watch The Throne" tour. The news surprised some after rumors surfaced that Jay-Z's wife did not want to be associated with Kanye West's most recent love interest.
In April, Heat Magazine reported that the Grammy Award-winning singer was seeking to ban Kardashian from her inner circle.
"[Beyonce] wasted no time in banning Kim from being invited into their inner circle, which is exclusive to say the least. Beyoncé is used to hanging out with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow -- she's in a totally different league," a source told Heat Magazine.
After pictures featuring the pair huddled together during the "Watch The Throne" concert last weekend, some members of the BeyHive tweeted their disapproval.
"Beyonce and Kim Kardashian in the same picture let alone the same sentence is tragic," one person tweeted.
Another fan of the singer said Kardashian echoed the same sentence, claiming Kardashian should know better than to be pictured with Beyonce.
"How dare Kim K try to even stand in the graces of Beyonce," another person tweeted. "Know your role."
While another fan called Kardashian "thirsty," since "Beyonce is hiding and Kim is looking directly into the camera of each picture," some defended the reality television star. According to one Twitter fan, the images of the singer and small screen star prove that Kardashian is "winning."
"Whether you like it or not, Kim is winning, she has several millions, a husband AND a man, interviewed by Oprah and pictured with Beyonce," the person tweeted.
West, Kardashian's 35-year-old boyfriend, reportedly helped the pair come together. After months of rumors, The Sun newspaper reported that West helped the wife of his friend and fellow collaborator, Jay-Z, come together with Kardashian during dinner.
"Kanye arranged a dinner in the hotel suite for the girls to clear the air. He's hoping that now they're pals it will lead to further get-togethers away from the tour," a source told the publication. "Beyonce has now welcomed Kim into the clan."