Beyonce's "Formation" video celebrates black beauty and activism and issues a rally cry against police brutality with these 5 powerful images

"Formation" is so powerful that sheriffs turned their back on the singer during her Superbowl performance


Asha Parker
February 9, 2016 12:45AM (UTC)

A New Orleans police car submerged in water, a young boy in a hoodie dancing in front of police officers in riot gear, and the phrase "Stop shooting us" scribbled on a wall: from the imagery to the lyrics, it is clear that Beyonce is sending us a powerful message with her latest single.

And while Beyonce performed it at the Super Bowl, members of National Sheriff's Association- upset that she was allowed to perform it- turned their backs.

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'Formation' is possibly the most powerful- and controversial- song of her career. Take a look at 5 of the messages Beyonce shared in the video.


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