Nation of Islam will protect Beyoncé: Farrakhan. (ET).
Beyoncé’s controversial performance at the Super Bowl half-time rubbed police personnel the wrong way, so much so that Miami police has decided to boycott the singer’s upcoming concerts.
In light of this, leader of US-based religious group Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan, offered security to the American singer during a sermon on Sunday.
Referring to her as “my sweet sister Beyoncé,” Farrakhan explained that white people don’t know how to deal with Beyoncé talking about “black stuff.”
He criticised white people for expecting sympathy for the Holocaust, but not giving blacks their independence. “Well, you taught us everywhere we went about the Holocaust. But we have sympathy for you. But when one of us shows independence — look at how you treating Beyoncé now.”
Farrakhan offered Beyoncé protection with the security branch of his organisation, ‘Fruit of Islam.’ “You’re not gonna offer her police protection, but the FOI will.”
Beyoncé’s new single formation caused police uproar — it is a power anthem for race and feminism. The video for the song features graffiti that reads “stop shooting us,” following a confrontation in the music video of a black boy and a line of cops, suggestive of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The singer and her backup dancers also wore black berets, which also are being considered a Black Panther reference. Beyoncé is scheduled to play in Miami on April 27, Tampa on April 29 and Nashville on May 5. Read the full story here.
Leader of @nationofislam_ Loius #Farrakhan, delegation meet with head of #Iran Guardian Council Ayatollah #Jannati. pic.twitter.com/Wgesosaxwl— فرشته صادقی (@fresh_sadegh) February 14, 2016