Beyonce and Kelly Rowland

Destiny's Child band member Kelly Rowland rushed to defend Beyonce Knowles following the backlash against Bey's Super Bowl 50 stunt on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Beyonce and her black clad dancers performed her single "Formation" during halftime at Super Bowl 50.

In addition to her usual twerking and hair swinging, Beyonce and her dancers paid tribute to Black Lives Matter and the sometimes violent Black Panther movement of the 1960s.

Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among the critics who denounced Bey for her anti-cop activism.

“I thought it was really outrageous that she used [the Super Bowl] as a platform to attack police officers, the people who protect her and protect us and keep us alive,” said Giuliani, 71, on Fox & Friends.

Us Weekly asked Rowland what she thought about the drama surrounding Beyonce's performance.

“I thought everybody’s interaction on stage was absolute perfection,” she said. “[Beyoncé] was absolutely amazing.”

She added: "I think that we live in a country where you have the freedom to say how you feel and talk,” the Destiny's Child singer said. “And it’s really from a peaceful place. I think that they’re blowing it out of proportion.”

In response to Giuliani's tirade against Beyonce, Rowland said, "Giuliani should just shut up."

An anti-Beyonce protest is set for Tuesday, February 16, 2016 outside NFL Headquarters in New York City. Drop Sandrarose.com an email if you plan to attend the protest.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Whooo, I am so tired of discussing her performance. You'd think she showed her boob like Janet! Let me exit stage left and find me some lunch...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Week number 2 ... a yo ... this chick want be the first and definitely want be the last to speak .... the irony though .... tuh when she loosing fans .... she comes out with this ... TUH !!!! Good Job Bey for speaking up hun .... but I see clearly .... just a little reminder of what some artist have always put out there doe.... stay woke my sisters and brothers ... and for those that been sleep ..... glad Bey (sowed da seed) see clip .... https://youtu.be/IRJTQ7FHx0o

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile!!!!!! preach

  • Yoni

    Anybody see the SNL skit of "The Day Beyonce Turned Black". SO FUNNY!

  • askquestions

    There is nothing to defend.

  • Vonn

    I hope every person of color in attendance pumps their "power to the people fist" during every musical performance at the Grammy's tonight.

  • smartchickfl

    Was it not violent in the past to drag people behind trucks, burn their property and hang them? Whiny a$$ hypocrites.

  • MookieFly

    Funny thing is how accurate it is! I died laughing at the end with the little black girl

  • Vonn

    That's exactly how white folks were acting. As if B knocked the earth off it's axis & the world was coming to an end.

  • MookieFly

    I know white peoole arms gotta be aching and tired with all this reaching

  • SG

    Seriously!

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    That skit was hilarious!! I guess "some" white people actually get it... I wonder if Sandra does now? LOL

  • Hugga Bunch

    America.

    Where people live free with short attention spans.

  • Sonny Johnson

    I'm the casual Beyoncé fan I saw the performance I like and then I moved on.

  • smartchickfl

    They are jokes and nobody is going to take that protest seriously.

  • Meme81

    You know what they say, hit dogs holler. Beyoncé never verbally said anything about police officers, so Guiliani is simply reacting for no reason. And I don't know what person has a problem with the message of ending police brutality-except someone whose for it, maybe. Kelly knows she's loyal to the bone. I've never heard her say a negative word about Bey ever. Good for her.

  • LibraGirlonly

    The media is keeping this story going not Beyoncé and they asked Kelly a question and she answered it. That's how the media works. It's the same story ova and ova again.

  • Yoni

    Or hang them in their cells and call it suicide.
    Or shoot them while their hands are up.
    Or put'em in a choke hold over a cigarette.
    Or shoot in the head because they didn't have a front license plate.
    Or hunt them down, approach and shoot them because they wore a hoodie sweatshirt on their head while walking home from the store.

    I had a sherriff JUST LAST NIGHT (well this morning 1230) knock on my door (I caught somebody breaking into my neighbors car) to take my statement. The fukka gone ask me for my SSN. No bitch, you can get (half of) my (first) name. Anymore questions, yo ass can come and knock on my door like you just did.

  • 1/8

    Beyonce will never play the Super Bowl again and her Grammy winning days are over.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    The hell they need YOUR social security number for? He was filling out a police report, not a credit app!

  • LibraGirlonly

    If you are one of them you can do all the above and it's ok. Lol

  • MsSincerity

    "Kelly knows she's loyal to the bone. I've never heard her say a negative word about Bey ever.".......IKR!!! She reminds me of that episode of The Fresh Prince when Will was blackmailing Hilary and everytime he hit the glass, she had to compliment him or else. If you were to ask her if Beyoncé's farts stink, instead of saying "of course they do", she would say "no, they smell amazing, like lemon drops". smh

  • Yoni

    I was WEAK!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Halarious !

  • smartchickfl

    Exactly! While this is going on, they have the nerve to worry about a song. She is an artist and is entitled to free speech.

  • TheWildChild

    What's rather odd, the other day I searched Google Chrome for the 'formation' video/track, I found it odd it's not appearing of popular searches. Google ???? . Ha! I' think Google is trying to downplay her media hype. ? They've been known to erase a lot of searches, such as that media moguls daughter w/3 kids who was dumped by a black dude.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    The performance wasn't that great. Not her best work at all. I didn't even see where she did any protesting. Or mabye I don't remember. Im still trying to figure out what the big deal is

  • smartchickfl

    Wow....just read the rest of your statement. It never ceases to amaze me. They are beyond hyper-aggressive. I tried to cuss one out a few years back that pulled me over for literally no reason. My mom was like shut up. She was right. I would never try that these days.

  • smartchickfl

    Of course.... but if we happen to feel a little pride, it's deemed offensive. My response ?(pretend its a black fist lol).

  • Yoni

    He didn't need my SSN number to take a report. When all he needed was my name. It's damn near 2 AM man, I'm not about to go through this with you. Obviously I live here because I'm in a pink ass polka dot robe and a pair of Tims.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Kelly never has one bad word to say about Beyonce, she's Beyonce's lap dog.

  • Yoni

    Just like Trump is. LOL

  • TheWildChild

    I know right! ? Her vocal skills were not all that, right along with the song's lyrics. Google didn't think it was all that popular either...?

  • Yoni

    THANK YOU! I ain't even turn on the porch light so he could see what he was writing.

  • smartchickfl

    Lol at the nightfit! You did the right thing. He might've been stealing identities on the side?.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    Drop Sandrarose.com an email if you plan to attend the protest.
    -
    LMAO!

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    BEYAWNSAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! Flips page, sips water, watiing on 5pm. #OVERHER #NEXT

  • smartchickfl

    If Donald Duck wins, I'm going to ask Tyler Perry if I can live on his island lol.

  • Rachel

    Can't believe people are still up in arms about her Formation song / sb performance. Anybody with good sense knows all her teeny bopper fans are gone to Swift and who ever else. Black artists been quit singing about being in love. There was nothing else for her to sing about , but something revolutionary. Ask her who started the Panthers organization and she would prob think you are talking about the Carolina Panthers.

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    THAT SNL SKIT/COMMERCIAL WAS HILARIOUS!!!!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS IF I WERE TO SAY "WE'RE LIVING IN HELL RIGHT NOW" ? CONVERSATIONALLY SPEAKING...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Kelly is a follower.

  • Yoni

    Man listen. I had my shit on with my nigga beat'a (a HEAVY ass metal pole that I keep by my bed) READY! I shoulda ran down on the robber while he had his legs hanging out the back of her truck..........but I couldn't find my glasses. LOL
    They are the sherriff (and YT), can't trust it.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Didn't she utter a line about people talking and her getting paper or something like that. Well they still are and she still is.

  • Yoni

    He has an island? Where? What is it called?

  • Fendi

    How unfortunate that a Black person would take issue with the Black Panthers. They were providing books, lunches for school children and working to protect innocent Black people from abuses by law enforcement and the government.

    Once upon a time, Black people were staunch defenders of other Black people. When a Black person bought a house in a predominately white neighborhood and that homeowner was threatened by racist whites, Black men would take turns, in shifts, guarding that person's house until the threats ceased. That occurred prior to the Panthers.

    I never see stories on this blog about systematic racism or oppression, but rather SR siding with the police when innocent men, women and children are murdered unjustifiably. IDC if you were born in England, dear, you're still Black. And you are still subject to as much if not more than Black Americans, especially due to your complexion.

    Carry on, Beyonce.

  • Fendi

    I just saw pics of Kendrick's set. Kendrick is about to have white folks apologizing for slavery if what I saw is indeed as I perceive it to be.

    Get ready.

  • smartchickfl

    ???.....you're lucky they didn't see that pole then. The minute they see a hint of something glimmering , they shoot.

  • smartchickfl

    He bought an island in the Bahamas. I don't know if girls are allowed though....jk?.

  • Meme81

    I can understand it, though, because they've known each other since they were little girls and lived in the same house at one time. So it's kind of like they're sisters (half sisters in real life if u believe the gossip).

  • Yoni

    Just one's with clip-on vagina's you say?

  • Yoni

    GIRL listen, my house was DARK! You ain't seein in here. I barely cracked my storm door so he could talk to me. The space was THIS --->II<--- wide. #fukyowant

  • smartchickfl

    Lol! I'd wager to say that real or fake, they're prohibited.

  • smartchickfl

    He's lucky you even opened the door at that time of the morning, and had to nerve to ask for your personal info lol.

  • 100milesperhour

    lol

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Who? What? Huh?

  • 100milesperhour

    Leave it to ole Kell's, the professional bootlicker to come thru offering explanations, directions and pamphlets on her "sister's" decision-making.

  • Blue

    Kellz, you don't have to defend her anymore. Its ok. You are safe now. No need to fear her. Live your life. Her decisions are several several pay grades above you anyway.

  • starbright9449

    Beyonce ain't even trying to defend Beyonce. Her people didn't put out a statement or anything. Obviously Beyonce doesn't care, this was probably her goal all along.

  • lil goodie

    I loved it!!!!!!!!! I can't get it to post. ..please post if you have it

  • lil goodie

    Concert ticket sales

  • starbright9449

    The video is actually unlisted and Beyonce wants it that way. It was unlisted from the day it was released on YouTube.

  • starbright9449

    Maybe Beyonce helps with lavish expenses.

  • Renee Bee

    True. So true. Smh.

  • starbright9449

    We all know Beyonce probably helps Kelly and Solange and the rest with their expenses.

  • Yoni

    I don't.

  • starbright9449

    Thank you!! At the end of the song she said "You know you that bi**h when you cause all this conversation." She's laughing and chilling right now.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    My thoughts are we are not ..... "Living in Hell" I can still wake up and see the love in my daughter's eyes ..... in my family eyes ...... understand ... and hear me clear ....... HELL has not an inkling of love ...... not a one .... !!!! please believe .... stay strong bew <3 and keep your faith

  • Vonn

    Lettuce pray. These melanin challenged folks better get ready to clutch their pearls then.

  • Mel

    Chile like they thought Kelly would say anything negative bout her sister Bey so she can get blackballed.

  • Blue

    lol

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Go away Beyonce

  • Fendi

    Let them grab each other by the throats and squeeze hard until they run out of breath. What concerns me is the so-called Black folks who will have something negative to say about it. Expect a "think piece@ about his performance in the am. Same bat time, same bat channel. Lol

  • lil goodie

    Same stunt she pulled around her last concert date. ...her and jay-z have not divorced yet. ..

  • Fendi
  • NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH

    She better defend her. She needs the work. I don't think people have a problem with the message as much as the messenger who has been mostly silent during the crimes against our back people. We need artist to do more than say this shit when they are promoting tours and albums. Say this stuff on your downtime. We can't miss the point of the this protest. Also the song is not about BBM or the Black Panthers. It mentions them and a short piece of video. It's mostly about some stupid shit she been on lately. So people let's tell the whole truth.

  • WhooCares

    Thank u!

  • Yo sister in law baby cousin t

    “I thought it was really outrageous that she used [the Super Bowl] as a platform to attack police officers, the people who protect her and protect us and keep us alive,” said Giuliani, 71, on Fox & Friends.

    Oh i think she was referring to the officers that have been seen on camera without doubt killing unarmed black men and children. Do they know that...someone should let them know!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TO GET THAT OUTTA MY HEAD...THANKS JENIE -COMES AND DANCES ON YOUR BLOC-

  • 88

    Well looks like white ppl are finally tired of Beyonce now it's off with her head.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    I mean, I can't mention Red Lobster without some dork quoting this child. ? I'm serious. The show been over, move on.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Angela Flowers

    Well White media has no choice but to give it a rest now with the unfortunate death of Justice Scalia.

  • WhooCares

    Lmao

  • Baddiebeymyfav??????????????

    Ms Herriet Tubman is soooo obsessed with Queen BEY. She wont let her live... Smh!?

  • MRiGOThim

    ...

  • Jeanie

    Protesters for the Anti-Beyoncé didn't even show up! FOOLS

  • Stan4NoOne

    Stop talking about that damn performance.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    And why are these performances called stunts beyonce,kendrick lamar they have rehearsals all week before the event so im sure the show runners have seen whats going on its not like they pop up an hour before and change everything up these performances are approved by somebody