Rap mogul Clifford "T.I." Harris weighed in on the controversy surrounding Beyonce Knowles's 'Black Panther' publicity stunt at the Super Bowl.
Protesters plan to hang Beyonce in effigy at a rally outside NFL headquarters in NYC on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
According to Us Weekly, the protesters will demonstrate loudly against Beyonce's un-apologetic tribute to the sometimes violent Black Panther activist group that peaked in the 1960s.
An airport hustler for gossip tabloid TMZ caught up with T.I. and asked him for his thoughts on the planned anti-Beyonce protest.
"Rudy Giuliani said [Beyonce's performance] was an attack on cops," said the hustler.
"It's an attack on cops that attack our people," T.I. replied, while raising his fist in a black power salute.
"I don't think that Beyonce was being malicious in any way in her demonstration," said the father of 7. "And I feel that anything that is done to demonstrate against her pure demonstration is gonna lose in the end."
The rapper tied the online activist group Black Lives Matter to Beyonce's stunt, saying "Everything that we're doing as far as the Black Lives Matter movement, it is to speak out or fight against unnecessary, unlawful deaths of our people by people who supposed to be put in a position of authority to protect and serve our people."
The hip hop tycoon added, "So if you are against that, then to me, that is un-American.
Beyonce and her black-clad dancers paid homage to the Black Panthers while performing her song "Formation," which some of her fans mistook as empowering black people.
Many are suspicious that Beyonce waited until she was 35 to suddenly reveal her activism, while at the same time promoting her upcoming "Formation" Tour.
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