Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a solo artist who was a member of Destiny’s Child from 1997 through 2004. TLC was initially a trio prior to the untimely death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and they have not released a studio album since 2002’s 3D. The two are clearly not the same, and yet fashion model Karlie Kloss managed to confuse them.
As part of Love magazine’s “Mega Fan Profile” series, Kloss professed her undying love of all things Bey. She cited Beyoncé’s swag, creativity, and passion as factors. There was one problem though. Kloss wrote, “She is the soundtrack to my life,” but referenced TLC’s 1994 hit “Waterfalls” (arguably one of the best songs R&B songs and videos of the ’90s) as one of her favorite tracks.
Beyoncé was approximately 13 when “Waterfalls” was released. It’s possible she was still a member of the group Girls Tyme and auditioning on Star Search. As expected, the BeyHive, and even those who aren’t members of Beyoncé’s aggressively eager fan base, advised Kloss to get her facts straight.
You know exactly what stereotype this tweet is hinting at.
Clutch the collective pearls.
The fact that Karlie Kloss thinks Destiny's Child sang "Waterfalls" has shaken me to the core pic.twitter.com/rhnL9r4RDn— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) February 8, 2017
the fact that Karlie Kloss does not know Waterfalls is by TLC and NOT Destiny's Child is still hilarious to me pic.twitter.com/j3hsAyGVCZ— Janet 🥀 (@musicheaux) February 9, 2017
It could always be worse.
If you're feeling bad today, just remember that Karlie Kloss seems to be under the impression that TLC's "Waterfalls" is a Beyonce song.. pic.twitter.com/uAciEctHyo— Grace N. Bennett (@notoriousgnb) February 8, 2017
This is a valid concern.
If Karlie Kloss thinks Waterfalls is by Beyoncé, what the FUCK does she think To Kill A Mockingbird (her "favorite book") is about, I wonder— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) February 9, 2017
Gotta hear both sides?
Ummm which "Waterfalls" does Karlie Kloss think Beyonce sang pic.twitter.com/xtimbURkcO— Alanna Bennett (@AlannaBennett) February 8, 2017
To her defense, Kloss later recognized the mixup and sent out a tweet in response.
LOL 🙈 https://t.co/l2N1g6yUHC— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) February 8, 2017
For what it's worth, Kloss was posted with Beyoncé at Taylor Swift's 25th birthday party.
A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Dec 13, 2014 at 2:36am PST
Maybe we can reasonably assume she knows the difference between Bey and TLC so she can stop feeling the wrath of the BeyHive.