The New York Police Department wants singer Beyonce to issue an apology for her Black Panther-inspired set at the Super Bowl 50 earlier this month.
The department believes the 34-year-old star didn’t advocate for violence against police, so it wants her to publicly explain her performance, reported TMZ.
Many took offense of her set at the high-profile event, accusing her of promoting the Black Panthers and sending an anti-police message, and that’s why the NYPD wants her to speak out to public that she did not mean to attack cops.
Despite the request, the NYPD will fully protect the 34-year-old superstar when she’s in NYC.
In addition to cops, Beyonce’s Super Bowl appearance has angered a lot of people, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others, who planned an anti-Beyonce rally outside the NFL headquarters in Manhattan a few days ago but failed to show up.
Last Thursday, President of Miami Fraternal Order of Police Javier Ortiz said in a statement that Miami cops would boycott her concert at the city’s Marlins Stadium on April 26.
Ortiz also urged other authorities across the country to do the same.