With news of an anti-Beyonce protest and then an anti-anti Beyonce protest that’ll happen the same day, the Houston native’s latest track and video for “Formation,” plus her all black everything Super Bowl 50 performance, has spectators either in an uproar or cheering her on. But now, Bey’s strong and much-needed message on her current melody has made its way to the minds of politicians.
Toronto City Counsellor Jim Karygiannis mentioned that an investigation should be launched into whether or not Beyonce and her dancers are in any way, shape or form linked to the Black Panther Party. Karygiannis called on Immigration Minister John McCallum to spearhead the investigation.
“If someone wore bullets and supported (a radical group) here, they would not be welcomed in the United States — that’s for sure,” he said in an interview with The Toronto Sun. “She or some of them could be found not eligible to enter the country as others in the past have faced.”
Despite the fact that Yonce is set to bring her Formation World Tour to Drake’s home city and Edmonton up North, Karygiannis doesn’t want to ban the multi-award singer altogether but believes “We should not be promoting gun culture or anti-police sentiments.”
Other artists who’ve been turned away from the Canadian border include Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, and The Game.