Beyoncé did the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl.
If you missed it, it was an obvious anti-police image of Beyonce in a music video “Formation”, in one scene the singer is sitting on a sinking police car. In another scene there was a wall with graffiti and the words “Stop Shooting Us”. In addition, there were other images of police officers raising their hands in the air, a la Michael Brown’s “hands up”.
Most people thought her tribute to the Black Panther Party was beyond outrageous.
Here’s what Rudy Giuliani had to say after the performance.
She got heat from a lot of corners other than just Mayor Giuliani. Law enforcement organizations all over the country protested and in some instances refused to work overtime to provide security for her shows.
Beyoncé, in an interview for Elle magazine had this to say.
“I mean, I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood,” the singer said. “But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken.”
“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 part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.”
It seems her bottom line is that if you have a problem with a black, criminal sub-culture, you’re just a racist.
No, Beyoncé, we’re not mistaken about your message. It’s the message of the New Black Panther Party and #BlackLivesMatter. That message is loud and clear.
#BlackLivesMatter, the new Black Panther party, and people like you, Beyoncé, are the new racists in the 21st century. You’re willing to overlook the fact that 91% of Blacks who are murdered are killed by other Blacks, and your “culture” is six times more likely to be involved in violent crime than the white folks you hate so much.
No one who pays attention could possibly be surprised that you are so stupid as to think that you are, “part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.” In fact, there is nothing positive about what you have to say.
And while I’m at it, you’re not an artist, you’re a culture slut. I’m not sure “your community” can survive you and people like you.