New York Police ‘Want Beyonce to Apologize’ for Super Bowl Performance
The New York Police Department (NYPD) are reportedly seeking an apology from Beyonce after her performance at the Super Bowl. According to reports, the NYPD believe that the star’s half-time show at the Super Bowl on February 7 promoted hostility towards police to the millions of viewers who were watching at home.
Beyonce’s performance has incited controversy after it was believed she was paying tribute to the Black Panthers movement during her performance – a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization in the U.S. The video for her new single “Formation,” which she sang for the first time at the Super Bowl, is also believed to have an anti-police message in light of the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police officers across the country in recent years. Police in Miami have already called on other forces to boycott the superstar, however the NYPD is the first to allegedly ask for a public apology from the “Crazy in Love” hitmaker. A police source told TMZ that they would like an explanation of her controversial Super Bowl performance, and want her to publicly criticize any violence or aggression toward police. A representative for Beyonce has yet to comment on the report.