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Beyonce's performance of her new single titled "Formation" at Super Bowl 50 continues to be a hot topic. The song includes the lyrics "I like my baby hair, with baby hair and Afros. I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils."
The singer and her dancers paid tribute to Malcolm X by forming an "X'' on the field and saluted the Black Panthers by raising their fists in the air.
While millions enjoyed the show and applauded Beyonce for celebrating her heritage during Black History Month, others were offended. Some are calling the performance racist and a slap in the face of police.
According to TIME, an “Anti-Beyonce Protest Rally” will be held outside of the NFL headquarters in New York City on February 16. Information about the event was posted on the website Eventbrite.
“Are you offended as an American that Beyonce pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl? Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement? Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified?” the anonymously posted event page said. “Come and let’s stand together. Let’s tell the NFL we don’t want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!”
What's your take on the controversy?