Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance received a lot of negative attention from people who thought her “Formation” song gave off an anti-police message instead of an anti-police brutality one.
Since then, Florida police officers have made it clear that they are trying not to provide security for her performance.
Minister Louis Farrakhan praised Beyoncé for taking a stand during his keynote speech for the Nation of Islam’s Saviour’s Day 2016.
“She started talking all that black stuff, and white folks were like, ‘We don’t know how to deal with that,’” said Minister Farrakhan.
“Well you taught us everywhere we went about The Holocaust, but we had sympathy for you,” Farrakhan said. “But when one of us shows some independence, look at how you’re treating Beyoncé now.”He then went on to address the situation of Florida police officers not wanting to protect and serve at Beyoncé’s concert.
“You’re gonna picket, you’re not gonna offer police protection, but the FOI will.”