Serena Williams Describes Beyoncé’s Direction for ‘Sorry’ Music Video Amid Police Protest Outside of Formation Tour Stop in Houston
Just let the Queen Bey.
Members of the Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (Cops) protested outside of Beyoncé‘s Formation tour stop at the NRG Stadium in the artist’s hometown of Houston, Texas by shining large blue light on the stadium’s exterior.
“Some of her performances we believe to be anti-police,” said Pasadena Police Department member Tony Ragsdale to local news station KHOU11 while his colleagues lamented that the images of a cop car sinking in New Orleans from her “Formation” music video express the same anti-police themes.
Beyoncé has previously spoken out about these allegations in an interview with ELLE magazine prior to her new album’s release, noting that anyone who perceives her message to be hateful is “completely mistaken”.
“I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of the officers who sacrifice themselves to keeps us safe,” said the Lemonade artist. “But let’s be clear, I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”
“She told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out,” said Williams. “So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier. … I thought that particular song on the visual album was really a strong song, and it was also really fun at the same time”