Beyoncé Gets All The Attention At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Though Coldplay were officially the headliners of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, they didn’t stand a chance of remaining in the spotlight for too long. The evening could have even been described as somewhat boring were it not for Bruno Mars and Beyoncé.

To be honest, Beyoncé was the one who completely stole the show and with good reason. As one of the world’s most popular musicians, Queen Bey was not afraid to shake up the audience and make a powerful political statement during her performance, referencing some of the most renowned and celebrated black figures in history.

She paid tribute to the Black Panthers, a revolutionary group from the 60s that fought for racial justice. Just like the Panthers, her backup dancers wore berets and raised their fists. One of the dancers even held a sign which read ”Justice 4 Mario Woods,” the man shot and killed by San Francisco police. She and her dancers also formed a large X shape, giving public recognition to black civil rights leader Malcolm X.

However, that’s not all. Beyoncé’s outfit was an obvious homage to Michael Jackson’s 1993 Super Bowl show. Most importantly, she performed her freshly-released single Formation, which is dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and represents something like an anthem for The Black Lives Matter movement.

And there’s more good news! Beyoncé announced The Formation World Tour, which is scheduled to start on April 27 in Miami!

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