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.

Words hurt.

It could always be worse.

This is a valid concern.

Gotta hear both sides?

To her defense, Kloss later recognized the mixup and sent out a tweet in response.

For what it's worth, Kloss was posted with Beyoncé at Taylor Swift's 25th birthday party.


So this is being 25..... #WHAT #bestbirthdayEVER

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.