Beyoncé has been on the receiving end of growing backlash for her Super Bowl 50 halftime performance. On a recent episode of Tomi for TheBlaze, host and conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren went at the global icon and brought Jay Z into it, too.
“Now the Super Bowl halftime show has become a way to politicize and advance the notion that black lives matter more,” she says. “Beyoncé, really? What is the political message here? What is it they are trying to convey here? A salute to what? A group that used violence and intimidation to advance, not racial equality, but an overthrow of white domination.” She goes on to mention Jay Z’s drug dealing past, commenting, “Your husband was a drug dealer. For 14 years he sold crack cocaine. Talk about 'protecting black neighborhoods.' Start at home.” The Beyhive has since erupted with many responding to Lahren on Twitter and Facebook. Some even changed her Wikipedia page to read “#Beyhive bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”
@TomiLahren Lol where u be at when the KKK have rallies & ppl are still found hung in the south? Since you mad about some fucking costumes?
— Bardi B. (@_bombshellBritt) February 10, 2016
@TomiLahren It takes a lot of courage to stand up for your people and injustice when you don't really have to. #RespectIt #SheSlaysAllDay
— Tatiana Ward (@BEATFACEHONEY) February 10, 2016
This follows comments made earlier this week by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani about Beyoncé's performance being an attack on the police. An unknown organizer has also created an event to assemble a protest rally against Beyoncé outside NFL headquarters in NYC.