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Prophet Tiphani Montgomery Tells Christians Beyoncé Is a ‘Witch’ and Her Fans a ‘Coven’

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Beyoncé Knowles performing "Listen" during "The Beyoncé Experience" in Munich, Germany, on March 10, 2010. Jen Keys, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Tiphani Montgomery, a self-described prophet, has created a stir by condemning pop star Beyoncé as a “witch” and her fans as a “coven.” The Houston-based minister, who also speaks and writes about entrepreneurship and wealth, is receiving pushback for her comments.

Some critics are calling Montgomery a hypocrite after discovering a 2014 tweet in which she raved about attending a Beyoncé concert. But Montgomery says that occurred before she was saved.

Tiphani Montgomery Calls Beyoncé Fans a Coven

Tiphani Montgomery, who says she has “never claimed to be a pastor,” shares sermons online and has more than 100,000 YouTube subscribers. Earlier this month, in a message titled “Altered at the Altar,” she warns Christians not to attend Beyoncé concerts. “I rebuke you in the name of Jesus; how dare you call yourself a Christian,” she preaches. “I don’t care what pastor you got who’s okay with it. I don’t care what pastor you got that think it’s cool. I don’t care what pastor you got that sing along to the songs because they want some clout.”

Then Montgomery tells Beyoncé fans, known as the Beyhive, they’re part of a coven. “When a witch has a coven, it’s normally a small thing. Witch’s covens are normally three to seven people,” she says. “When it becomes thousands, it’s called a hive. Y’all a part of that lady Beyhive? And you call yourself a Christian? May the dealings of the Lord come upon you.”

At least one TikTok creator backs up Montgomery, saying God is “sounding the alarm” about secular artists such as Beyonce. Others, however, accuse the prophet of trying to force her beliefs on people and of trying “to take us back to the Salem witch trials.”

Michelle Williams, former Destiny’s Child bandmate with Beyoncé, joined the debate last week. In a video posted to Instagram, she says, “I just wish we would pray as publicly for entertainers as we rebuke them and damn their soul to hell.” Williams adds, “I know it ain’t my calling mission to damn entertainers to hell and to say that they would drop dead. The devil is a lie.”

Tiphani Montgomery Defends Her Pre-Salvation Actions

After Montgomery’s warnings about Beyoncé went viral, someone dug up a 2014 tweet of hers that read: “Got a chance to catch the Jay Z and Beyoncé concert and it was AMAZING!!!” She responded that she was “blind” before being saved in the shower in August 2015.

Montgomery, who was a teen mom and college dropout (calling college “a waste of money anyway”), says she also got “a dumb tattoo” when she was 16. And between 2007 and 2009, she wrote a series of sultry-covered books, the rights to which she has since sold. “Anytime you’re a mouth piece for God they will try to discredit you,” tweets Montgomery. “But I’m more afraid of The Living God than I am dead skeletons!”