Beyonce On ‘Formation:’ Misunderstood, Not Anti-Police!
Beyoncé finally addressed the criticisms to her recent music video of “Formation.” The American singer, record producer and actress only wanted to restore friendly relations between the officers of the law with a critique against police brutality, not bash hardworking police officers!Advertisement
After Formation’s music video became public and the singer performed it on the Super Bowl, police officers arrived at a judgment that the singer started a rebellion.
Earlier this year, the president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Javier Ortiz, wrote, “The fact that Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti police message shows how she does not support law enforcement.”
However, as Beyoncé conversed with Elle Magazine on the launch of the her new activewear collection “Ivy Park,” she detoured on myriad subjects including her deep admiration for police officers.
“I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood,” Beyonce said. “But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for police officers and the families of the officers who sacrifice themselves to keep all civilians safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”
On the other hand, Reuters reported that Beyoncé took legal actions against the Texas company, Feyoncé Inc. The artist claimed that the company is selling products that actively break the terms of her copyrighted name. The legal action of Beyoncé stated that Feyoncé ignored her requests to stop selling their merchandise, as it caused an irreparable harm to the artist. Jay-Z’s wife filed the lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court.
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