Published on 9 February 2016, Beyonce’s clip “Formation” has created a controversial reactions, as it denounces the way how American police act with black people.
The clip stages several policemen beating people because of the color of their skin, which refers to the segregation and the recent return of racism in the USA. During the Super Bowl in February, the artist performed her song “Formation”, as a clear wink to the activist movement “Black Panthers”.
Rudy Giuliana, the former New York’s mayor qualified this live performance as “scandalous”. He regrets that “she is attacking police officers” instead of being an example for young generation.
To answer to Rudy Giuliana, Beyonce simply declared during the Grammy Awards:
“Art is the unapologetic celebration of culture through self-expression. 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.”
Since this declaration, the popstar never talks about the case. But in a recent interview to “ELLE Magazine”, she accepted to react and defend her ideas:
” I have so much admiration and I’m so respectful for the policemen who sacrifice their lives for our security. But let me be clear: I’m against brutality and injustice from policemen. These are two different things.”
Picture taken by Idolator.com during the Super Bowl