Miami cops to boycott Beyonce concert
Los Angeles: A police union in Miami has announced that it will boycott Beyonce’s concert at the city’s Marlins Stadium on April 26. President of Miami Fraternal Order of Police accused her of using her “Formation” performance at Super Bowl to promote the Black Panthers and her anti-police message.
Beyonce performing at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Pic/AFP
Beyonce upset cops everywhere with her Black Panther-inspired performance at the Super Bowl 50 earlier this month.
Javier Ortiz, president of Miami Fraternal Order of Police, explained the boycott in a statement. Ortiz also urged other authorities across the country to join the Bey boycott. “We ask all law enforcement labor organizations to join our boycott across the country and to boycott all of her concerts,” he added.
Beyonce’s Super Bowl appearance has also angered a lot of people, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who called the show an “attack on police officers.”
This is not the first time cops have tried to fight back artists for being critical of them.