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Beyoncé song XO samples Challenger explosion audio, singer criticized

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(WJLA) - A song on Beyoncé's new album is under heavy scrutiny for using a clip of audio from the day that Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, ABC News reports.

The song, XO, uses a 6-second clip from Mission Control from the moments just after Challenger exploded on Jan. 28, 1986. The clip says, "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction."

All 7 astronauts aboard Challenger died when the shuttle exploded over Florida.

The song is about a troubled relationship, and in a statement, Beyoncé told ABC that it was recorded "with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen."

READ MORE at abcnews.com.

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