Beyoncé breaks silence on 'Formation' amidst accusations of being 'anti-police'
Super Bowl 50’s halftime show was absolutely stunning. The performances were on point, the pyrotechnics and colors were steller, and Beyoncé brought out her A game for her new track, “Formation.”
“It makes me proud,” Beyoncé told ET’s Kevin Frazier of the song and the performance. She went on to say that she hoped the song would go on to make a positive impact in people’s lives.
“I wanted people to feel proud,” she explained, “and have love for themselves.”
And while Beyoncé’s “Formation” was definitely a highlight of the whole night, the singer said that her personal favorite party was something else: “The best part was seeing Coldplay.” After their recent collaboration on “Hymn for the Weekend,” we’re not surprised that Coldplay and Beyoncé have so much love for each other, though.
Meanwhile, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed the performance on Monday for being anti-police.
“I think it was outrageous,” Giuliani said on Fox News Monday. “The halftime show I thought was ridiculous anyway. I don’t know what the heck it was. A bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things. It was terrible.”
“This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive,” he said. “And what we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers. And focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, okay. We’ll work on that. But the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe.”
The performance also prompted police and their supporters to call for a boycott of the music video for “Formation,” with members of the National Sheriff’s Association saying they turned off their televisions during the performance of the halftime show while they were watching the Super Bowl.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 8, 2016