Beyoncé Speaks On “Formation” Controversy
Beyoncé is gracing the latest issue of ELLE magazine and in her interview she addresses the ridiculous controversy surrounding her “Formation” music video and Super Bowl performance.
You may recall the singer’s hit single and tribute to the Black Panthers was misinterpreted as anti-police. Something Beyoncé says was completely mistaken.
I mean, I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood. But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things. If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me. I’m proud of what we created and I’m proud to be a part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.
We already knew that, but I appreciate her setting the record straight.
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