The pop star protested against gun violence during her performance in the Video Music Awards.
The popular singer showed her disapproval of the recent gun violence in the country through her VMA performance. Beyoncé, while performing a number of songs from her album, lemonade, had her backup dancers, who were dressed like angels, surround her.
Each of the ‘angels’ fell to the floor one by one as if being shot down, as lights in the arena went red, during her performance. The performance prompted series of tweets, as viewers claimed the performance was a representation of police brutality.
‘Beyonce too deep. All the angels were shot, police brutality,’ one of the tweets read.
‘The imagery of the Beyonce performance with the angels getting shot down…,’ another person tweeted.
Beyoncé was joined by the mothers of high-profile victims of gun violence and police brutality before the event started in New York. The formation singer posed for pictures with Sybrina Fulton, Gwen Carr, Lesley McSpadden, Wanda Johnson and the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Oscar Grant. The women, except Johnson, all made appearances in the star’s Lemonade album and video, as the mothers of the victims were seen holding photos of their late sons.
Our nation has been inundated with cases of police brutality on Black Americans. Having a voice like that of Beyoncé’s, a Black talented singer, in the music industry can only prove to be a plus for Blacks, as she uses that opportunity to create awareness by expressing concern over police brutality on Black people in the country.
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