ICYMI: Jessica Williams Defends Beyoncé’s Blackness
The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams addressed the controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s performance of her new song, “Formation,” during the Superbowl Halftime show on Sunday.
Williams was not playing any games when addressing the uproar.
Fox News brought up how the singer was incoherently talking about Black Lives Matter via her song; one commenter remarked that he did not like how Beyoncé used the Superbowl as a platform to “attack the police.”
It almost seemed like there was no reason for Beyoncé to address her race, culture, and the topical issues that surround both topics.
“Race was brought in because Beyoncé was brought in. You might not want to believe this, but Beyoncé is black,” said the Senior Beyoncé Correspondent.
“You know what’s right in the middle of America? Ferguson, Missouri,” Williams remarked. “I am so sorry this wasn’t wholesome enough for you. I didn’t realize singing about race was equivalent to Janet Jackson getting her t—ty pulled out at the Super Bowl.”
See the whole clip below.
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