Beyonce Pulls Race Card in 'Lemonade' Suit

7/22/2016 4:53 PM PDT

Beyonce Pulls Race Card in 'Lemonade' Lawsuit

EXCLUSIVE

Beyonce's adamant she didn't rip off "Lemonade" from a film about a depressed white guy, and she says the proof is right there in her visual album ... about a proud black woman.

Beyonce just filed docs which call Matthew Fulks' lawsuit bogus ... because "Lemonade" and his 2014 short film "Palinoia" have completely different narratives.

In the docs obtained by TMZ, she says the differences couldn't be clearer -- "Lemonade" portrays "an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship."

On the other hand, she says "Palinoia" is about a "white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship."

We broke the story ... Fulks sued Bey and her record label, saying much of her "Lemonade" trailer copied chunks of his film.