Beyonce is causing all kinds of trouble this week. Just hours after she was forced to apologise for the use of audio from the Challenger diasaster in 1986 in her new track XO, the singer has incited more controversy with an Instagram snap, posted on Monday.
The singer was busy amusing herself on Instagram on Monday, posting a series of photos from Miami. In one pic, the superstar can be seen posing in what appears to be a twist on Leonardo DaVinci's famous 1490s painting of Jesus and his desciples.
Dressed in a bodycon lime green skirt and low cut bustier, the 32-year-old is seen lounging on the middle of a bar, with a painting of a group of people behind her. There was no caption with the photo but many Tweeters have pointed out the Last Supper similarity, with one posting:
"She's over being Queen Bey! I think she goin for Beysus!!! #notcool! I ain't feeling this shot..".
Beyonce posts a controversial photo from Miami (Beyonce/Instagram)
Among other uncaptioned shots includes a close-up of Bey showing off a necklace spelling out the word 'flawless', with the star thanking jeweller to the stars Lorraine Schwartz for her new bling in the caption.
Beyonce's photo spree comes just hours after she was attacked for using audio from the fatal Challenger mission in her latest tune XO.
The tune, which has been serviced to radio as a single from the star's new eponymous fifth album, features a six-second snippet of NASA's public affairs officer, Steve Nesbitt, saying at the time of the tragedy: "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction."
On January 28, 1986, Challenger exploded almost immediately after lift-off, killing seven crew members on board.
The widow of one of those seven, Commander Dick Scobee's wife June Scobee Rodgers, has issued a statement on behalf of an organisation formed by the families of the deceased astronauts.
Beyonce also showed off some new jewels in her Insagram spree (Beyonce/Instagram)
“We were disappointed to learn that an audio clip from the day we lost our heroic Challenger crew was used in the song 'XO'," she said.
"The moment included in this song is an emotionally difficult one for the Challenger families, colleagues and friends. We have always chosen to focus not on how our loved ones were lost, but rather on how they lived and how their legacy lives on today."
Beyonce has responded with her own statement, saying the songwriters - including OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder - used the audio clip in tribute.
“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster," she said. "The song ‘XO’ was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you.
“The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten.”