After a fan requested a Beyoncé song on Oklahoma's KYKC radio station and was denied, citing the station's focus on country music, the situation quickly escalated.

The fan's post on social media accusing the station of racism and discrimination gained significant traction, prompting a viral response.

The station's initial response garnered widespread attention, with millions of views and thousands of likes on social media. However, as pressure mounted and fans rallied behind the request, the station ultimately reconsidered its stance.

KYKC's general manager, Roger Harris, clarified that the station was not aware of Beyoncé's recent foray into country music with her new tracks, "Texas Hold Em" and "16 Carriages." Harris likened the situation to refusing to play other non-country artists on their station.

The incident underscores the power of social media in holding institutions accountable and advocating for inclusivity in the music industry. Photo by Parkwood Pictures Entertainment, LLC, Wikimedia commons.