If you watched the Super Bowl last night, along with he half time show, you know that Beyonce took it as an opportunity to do some advertising for the Black Panther Party.
The superstar brought the dancers on for her new single Formation which is being widely touted as a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.
At one point during the song, the supporting performers formed an ‘X’ on the field – thought to reference black rights campaigner Malcolm X – and then raised their arms in the air in a gesture referencing the black power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Australian Olympics.
Following the show, several of the dancers were pictured giving the same salute around a piece of paper that reads ‘justice 4 Mario Woods’ – a black man shot dead by police in San Francisco last December. Afterwards Beyonce said that she ‘wanted people to have love for themselves’. (Daily Mail)
Here are some of the pictures:
Several of the backing dancers posted this image online following their performance demanding ‘justice 4 Mario Woods’ a black man shot dead by police in San Francisco in December last year
Tina Knowles, Beyonce’s mother, also uploaded this image to her Instagram of herself and the dancers giving the black power salute:
Watch Beyonce almost eat it when she slips during her performance:
Beyonce recently released her Black power song, Formation: