She's finally giving us follow-up orders!
Beyoncé took hold of the nation's attention when she performed Formation at the Super Bowl back in February, and now she's finally addressing the unnecessary controversy that stemmed from the show.
As you may have heard, some uninformed folks found Queen Bey's costumes and choreo to be rather anti-police, but she's here to clear the air and set the record straight!
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While speaking to Elle, the Run The World (Girls) singer got surprisingly candid while defending her music video, saying:
"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."
That seems like a very well thought out, yet predictably generic answer.
But that's not where she drew the line — Beyoncé went on to add that just because she can respect the cops, doesn't mean she'll stand for corruption, saying:
"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 still can't believe people took her video to be anything but commentary on our current racial divide and not a call to arms, but we're glad she's sticking up for herself.
Now just give us some new music already, dammit!
[Image via Columbia Records.]
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