Many who watched Super Bowl 50 of course watched the halftime show, and if you watched the halftime show, you most likely watched Beyonce’s steamy performance.
With 119 million people watching, the “Queen” seemed to give a brilliant, by many accounts, performance, but some are disagreeing, and disagreeing to the fullest extent.
Many are claiming Beyonce used her platform in the halftime show express racial and political matters that referenced and showed tribute towards various themes such as Malcolm X and the Black Panthers. It all began when Beyonce entered the frame flanked by an entirely black squad of backup dancers, all of whom were clad like members of the terrorist group. She then of course danced, all while warbling her latest racially-charged song, “Formation”, wit lyrics that when read one may ask how it was “ok’ed” for the halftime show.
My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana /
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma /
I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros /
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils…
I did not come to play with you hoes, haha /
I came to slay, bitch /
I like cornbreads and collared greens, bitch…
El Camino with the seat low /
Sippin’ Cuervo with no chaser /
Sometimes I go off, I go off /
I go hard, I go hard…
When he f*** me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay /
If he hit it right, I might take him on a flight on my chopper, cause I slay…
You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay…
Beyonce’s dance team posed during the song in an X formation, apparently in honor of black racist Malcolm X, and then raised their fists in the black power salute. The women all posed afterward raising their fists in the black power salute, along with Beyonce’s own mother.
What do people see wrong with this picture, both figuratively and literally? Beyonce and her crew seem to be associating themselves with people who murdered in the name of racial pride and slander of the police. The music video, released the night before showed a sinking police car song with a line of police officers in a “hands up” formation.
Fox News attacked Beyonce and her routine on a segment earlier this week:
You be the judge.