Beyonce initiated a mess of controversy with her Super Bowl performance, not the least of which is the blasting she’s getting from Rudi Giuliani.
“I think it was outrageous,” Giuliani said. “It was terrible.”
Yeah, especially since she arrived at the stadium by police escort and then proceeds to give a shout out to Malcolm X as a political statement.
Giuliani went on Fox News to blast Beyonce for taking a political position during her Super Bowl performance. Her performance of “Formation” is a tribute to Black Lives Matter and a slam against police.
NY Post: “I thought that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us and keep us alive,” Giuliani said. “And what we should be doing, in the African-American community and in all communities, is build up respect for police officers and focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, OK, we’ll work on that.”
“But the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe,” he added.
This isn’t Beyoncé’s first time bringing the cause of groups such as Black Lives Matter into her performances.
Her latest single, “Formation,” features scenes of a young black boy dancing in front of riot police, who signal their surrender by putting their hands up — referencing the “Hands up, don’t shoot” anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement inspired by the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
If there was any doubt about the reference to Black Lives Matter, take a look at these snapshots from the halftime show. Beyonce and crew are dressed in pseudo Black Panther costumes, and the song, “Formation” is known as a BLM anthem.
And before and after the half time show, dancers were photographed with signs demanding justice for a black mans shot last year in San Fransisco and giving the black power salute.
IJR notes “Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z have been known to take part in political activism. Jay-Z even recently pledged to donate $1.5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement.”