When you’re Beyoncé, your voice carries more weight than just songs, a fact that isn’t lost on the pop queen. Following a number of comments from celebrities on her website, Beyonce.com, regarding the recent shootings of two men that were brutally killed by the police because of their race, the singer used the platform of her recent concert in Glasgow to commemorate the tragedy.
Requesting a moment of silence from fans, the singer displayed the names of everyone who has been the victim of violence from the law. She also conveyed her regret, through an essay posted on her website, which read “We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities. It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.’”
This is clearly a topic close to Bey’s heart, as she also conveyed her message in her Formation video which sees her sink a police car. Although she received backlash from the authorities, Beyoncé insisted that rather than being “anti-police”, she is against “brutality and injustice”.
In addition to the lengthy message on her website, Beyoncé's inclusion of website addresses for politicians and legislators in the US prompted the Beyhive into action, with so many fans complaining to contactingthecongress.org, the site crashed!
Who run the world? Beyoncé!
After police officers were killed in Dallas, Beyoncé also shared the officer’s names, paying tribute to them via an Instagram post.
Beyoncé for president, anyone?