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Beyonce Opens Up About 'Formation' Backlash

Beyonce Opens Up About 'Formation' Backlash

Beyonce released a powerful new song “Formation” earlier this year amid her Super Bowl appearance, but she received some criticism from haters who assumed she was anti-police.

In her new Elle interview and cover story, the 34-year-old superstar spoke to those rumors.

“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,” Beyonce said.

See photos from Beyonce’s Elle story below…

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Credit: Paola Kudacki/Elle
Posted to: Beyonce Knowles, Magazine

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  • Jay

    Love her!!!

  • Jenny from the flop

    shut up and eat a banana

  • Curt Noydb

    Yeah…and Bill Clinton didn’t have sex with that woman..Monica Lewinsky, either. Either you are extremely naive or beleive your fans are.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Yes Bey! 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… Well said!

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    believe **

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    Preach !!!!!!

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    Yes, Bey. Seeing your artistry develop gives me and thousands of others the motivation to do better and be better.

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    read ha!

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