(AllHipHop News) Fans were outraged when the new look-alike was unveiled on Wednesday in New York, with many accusing wax artists of lightening the "Drunk in Love" singer's skin color.
Wax museum officials quickly responded to the backlash, blaming poor lighting for how the figure looked.
According to the New York Times, the statue was removed from public display on Thursday, although museum chiefs insist the figure is still on the floor - they have simply fixed the settings of the surroundings.
"We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyonce," a representative tells the New York Post's Page Six. "We have adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure and she is on display at Madame Tussauds New York."