Meanwhile, Jay is in a more traditional look for the fancy outing ... he's rocking a tuxedo.
As for the controversy, it all started when Beyonce was seen in a silver dress and platinum hair during the L.A. premiere of the movie ... with folks online going so far as to claim she's lightening her skin.
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The comments didn't sit well with Tina Knowles ... she blasted the haters as racist bozos, defending Beyonce's look as part of the theme of her 'Renaissance' premier ... which is all about silver.
Beyonce's certainly following through with that theme ... and sticking it to anyone who doesn’t get it.