Beyonce's Formation Tour in Texas proved quite eventful.
Last week, local police in Beyonce's hometown of Houston, Texas organized a protest outside her sold-out concert at NRG Stadium.
Members of the police group Coalition For Police And Sheriffs (C.O.P.S.) showed up to the venue in protest. “Some of her performances we believe to be anti-police,” says Tony Ragsdale, who is a member of C.O.P.S. and the Pasadena Police Department. “Police lives matter. The thin blue line.”
Last month, Beyonce offered a rare statement to clarify. “Anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken,” Beyoncé said. “I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”
Beyonce carried on, eventually making a stop in Dallas Monday night where she covered Prince's “The Beautiful Ones” from Purple Rain.