Beyonce’s ruffling of feathers with her Super Bowl “Formation” performance continues, as police officers threaten to boycott her upcoming tour of the same name. So far, Miami, Tampa and Tennessee police have begun boycotts against volunteering to work at the “Formation World Tour,” as well as purchasing tickets. But one person has promised Queen Bey the protection she needs despite the dissent she has garnered: Minister Louis Farrakhan.
In a rousing keynote speech for the Nation of Islam’s Saviour’s Day 2016, Farrakhan commended Beyonce for taking her stance, and taunted her detractors for becoming offended. Likening the struggle of American blacks to that of The Holocaust, Farrakhan called for the same sympathy in both injustices.
“She started talking all that black stuff, and white folks were like, ‘We don’t know how to deal with that.’ Well you taught us everywhere we went about The Holocaust, but we had sympathy for you. But when one of us shows some independence, look at how you’re treating Beyonce now.”
In response to police boycotts against the singer’s tour, Farrakhan insisted that Fruit of Islam, the Nation of Islam’s security sector, will handle the job.
“You’re gonna picket, you’re not gonna offer police protection, but the FOI will,” he said.
Watch Minister Farrakhan pledge his support for Beyonce below: