Newswire: Anti-Beyoncé protest in New York turns into pro-Beyoncé rally

When Beyoncé took the field during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, she didn’t just leave Chris Martin and Bruno Mars in the dust with her performance of “Formation,” the first single off her forthcoming album and the video for which she’d released less than a day prior. It seems the singer’s performance, which saw her flanked by female dancers in afros and black berets in a nod to the Black Panthers, also left a bad taste in the mouths of some people who were not singing along, and instead called for a Beyoncé boycott.

A Facebook group called Proud Of The Blues (as in police departments) had taken exception with the Black Panther homage in the performance, as well as references the “Formation” video makes to the Black Lives Matter movement, i.e., a scene that features a wall with the words “Don’t Shoot Us …

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