Beyoncé gave a lot of good tidbits in her Elle magazine interview including insight into her new activewear line, Ivy Park and her thoughts on feminism, but it was her comments on the “Formation” Super Bowl controversy that really stood out.
Don’t take Bey’s silence for weakness. While she was initially mum on all the chatter surrounding her controversial performance, the Queen is now speaking out and speaking loud — “Let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice.”
When Elle asked the pop superstar “What do you feel people don’t understand about who you really are, and in particular about the message you’ve put forward with “Formation”?” This was her response.
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.
BOOM! And with that, Beyoncé has silenced the haters. At least for now. Let’s be honest, they’ll try to find something else to hate by next week.
While Bey did cover a lot of topics in her interview, there was one things missing … an album update. C’mon B, the Hive is waiting!