At the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, racially-charged superstar Beyonce decided to advance the false narrative that police officers are the enemy of the black community, targeting and murdering black men in the streets at staggering rates.
Beyonce’s “Pray You Catch Me” performance featured her 16 background dancers, wearing all white outfits and standing under a bright spotlight, being “shot down” on stage one-by-one, representing police shootings of black men, a topic the singer has consistently politicized. After the dancers are “shot” and covered in a pool of blood-red light, a man in a black hoodie, a reference to the late Trayvon Martin, a black man shot by a civilian in a highly-politicized 2012 incident, appears behind Beyonce.
As reported by Yahoo News, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, not impressed by Beyonce’s performance, said that it was a “shame” the superstar would choose to use her huge influence to disparage police officers.
“I had five uncles who were police officers, two cousins who were, one who died in the line of duty,” Giuliani asserted. “I ran the largest and best police department in the world, the New York City Police Department. And I saved more black lives than any of those people you saw on stage by reducing crime and particularly homicide by 75 percent.”
Adding to the singer’s long list of racial politicking, Beyonce chose to show up at the VMAs with the “Mothers of the Movement,” women who have lost sons in police shootings and are often exploited by the left for it. One such “Mother of the Movement” in attendance was mother of Michael Brown, a black man from Ferguson, Missouri who was shot after he attacked officer Darren Wilson and tried to grab his gun. Wilson was cleared of all wrongdoing by multiple investigations, including one conducted by the Obama Department of Justice.
This is not the first time Beyonce has racially agitated; most notably, the superstar put on a violence-endorsing Black Panther-inspired performance at this year’s Super Bowl.