Beyoncé Responds to “Haters” on Music Video for ‘Formation’


Beyonce performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ music video was released this weekend just ahead of her Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday. Social media has been quick to respond to its controversial content and evocative images that included a half sunken police car and a blue haired, septum pierced girl.  

There’s also a scene of a black child in a hoodie dancing in front of a line of police officers in riot gear. Another scene features a man holding up a newspaper called “The Truth” with an image of Martin Luther King Jr. on the front page captioned, “More than a dreamer.”

Feminist Raven Symone thought the video was hilarious but wishes Beyoncé would wear dresses more often.  Others accused Beyoncé of disrespecting police officers.

But like the Queen Bey we all know and love, she fought back against all the haters: “What? It’s #BlackHistoryMonth.  You can’t get mad at me. #Haters #BeyGood”.


You go girl!