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The 2016 Country Music Awards got a taste of Queen Bey last night.

For what was easily one of the most memorable moments of the night, Beyoncé and The Dixie Chicks teamed up to perform a mashup of "Long Time Gone" and Bey's twang-tinged "Lemonade" song, "Daddy Lessons."

While most of the reaction was positive, there were still tons of people who didn't think that Knowles — or even the Chicks — belonged at the CMAs, let alone were allowed to perform a special segment.

Though The Dixie Chicks have been on the outskirts of the country community due to the band's controversial comments about George W. Bush way back in 2003, and Beyoncé's just not that country at all, the team-up positively slayed. The girls' harmonies were on point, and Beyoncé, though an unlikely addition to the production, proved her appeal is crosses musical lines.

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Reactions on social media were a mixed bag, however.

One commenter wrote, "Beyonce and The Dixie Chicks for that matter should have stayed home. No business being there with the real COUNTRY TALENT that performed."

Another added, "Thanks a lot CMA. According to all of the news I have seen this morning, the show was all about skanky Beyoncé … not the many great legends or Dolly [Parton's] award or any of the great moments from last night."

"Yes they was a DISGRACE. What is wrong with the CMA?" another disgruntled watcher commented.

Others defended Bey, and said, "So it's OK for Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake to cross over [into the country genre] but Beyoncé can't? Why is that?"

Timberlake performed at last year's CMAs, collaborating with Chris Stapleton on "Tennessee Whiskey" and Timberlake's own "Drink You Away." And while she started in country, Taylor has crossed over into more mainstream pop lately.

Thankfully, there were quite a few positive reactions too.

Another user wrote, "What is wrong with you people? I was just telling someone at work how great the show was — and Beyoncé did a much better, more traditional job than I had expected. Country Music is inclusive — and it brings out the best in most everyone … and you know who would agree with me the loudest is Dolly Parton, one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met."

What did you think of the collaboration? Sound off below!

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