After Beyoncé’s politically-charged Super Bowl performance law enforcement in both New York and Miami have allegedly threatened to refuse protection for the superstar during her Formation tour. Well, there may be no need to worry because Minister Louis Farrakhan will come to the rescue.
During a passionate keynote speech for the Nation of Islam’s Saviour’s Day 2016, The NOI leader made it very clear that he is in full support of Bey in light of potential police boycotts.
“She started talking all that black stuff…and white folks were like, ‘We don’t know how to deal with that.’” He went on to say, “Look at how you treatin’ Beyoncé now. You gonna picket. You not gonna offer her police protection. But the FOI (Fruit of Islam) will.”
Farrakhan was addressing both The Miami Fraternal Order of Police as well as former NY mayor, Rudy Giuliani. Earlier this month Guiliani blasted the singer when he accused her of using her platform to attack police officers. The NYPD then went on to demand an apology from the singer in order for them to protect her.
The MFOP, however, decided not to offer security for Beyoncé’s upcoming tour at all, stating that “Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her antipolice message.”
Miami, Tampa and Tennessee police organizations have begun boycotts against volunteering to work at the Formation World Tour as well as purchasing tickets.