T.I. speaks on Beyonce Performance ‘How They Gonna Protest Against Our Protest?”

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and dedication to the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party has received much criticism.

During the Super Bowl halftime show, Beyonce performed her new single “Formation” in a Michael Jackson-inspired costume. While Beyonce paid homage to the greatest pop star of all time, her background dancers channeled the Black Panther Party, a social activist group founded in the late ’60s.

Since then, conservatives like former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani have spoken out against Beyonce, calling the performance an “attack” on cops.

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While some are calling her show blatant disrespect to police officers—many appreciate her courage to use her platform as one of the biggest stars on the planet to make a stand against injustice.

TMZ caught up with rapper T.I. and asked what he thought about the backlash against Bey:

“It’s an attack on cops that attack our people. How they gon’ protest against our protest? I don’t think that Beyoncé was being malicious in any way in her demonstration, and I feel that anything that is done to demonstrate against a pure demonstration is gon’ lose in the end.”

He wrapped up his response by adding a very valid point:

“Everything that we’re doing as far as the Black Lives Matter movement, it is to speak out and fight against unnecessary, unlawful death of our people, by people who are supposed to be put in a position of authority to protect and serve our people. So if you are against that, then to me, that is un-American.”

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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