The former New York mayor Rudy Guilani was not here for Bey’s performance at the 2016 VMAs, claiming that her Lemonade medley was politically charged and anti-police. On Monday, he appeared on Fox & Friends, dishing all of his disdain for Mrs. Carter, saying, “She walks the red carpet with the mothers of black men that were killed by police. Then this performance that you see here. Her dancers were circling around her and one by one, they fell to the ground, and there were red lights underneath them, and that was supposed to symbolize cops killing black individuals.”
He continued, “I have five uncles who were police officers, two cousins who were, one who died in the line of duty. I ran the largest and best police department in the world, the New York City Police Department, and I saved more black lives than any of those people you saw on stage by reducing crime and particularly homicide by 75 percent of which, maybe four or five thousand were African-American young people who are alive today because of the policies I put in effect that weren’t in effect for 35 years.”
This is not the first that Giuliani expressed his dislike for the Formation singer. He was one of the first public figures to speak out against her now infamous Super Bowl halftime performance—but that hasn’t stopped Bey from taking a stand against police brutality.
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