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Beyoncé Set The Record Straight And Said “Formation” Isn’t Anti-Police

The singer talked at length about her life during an in-depth interview with Elle magazine.

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Back in February, Beyoncé debuted her song "Formation," and it was praised for being unapologetically black.

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The visual for the song showed a few scenes that rubbed some the wrong way, like seeing the singer standing on a police vehicle as it's submerged in water.

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But now, in an interview with Elle, Beyoncé set the record straight on the drama surrounding her song and video.

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"I mean, I'm an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood. But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken," she said.

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She went on to say that she's against police brutality.

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And later added: "If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me."

And there you have it, folks — straight from the queen's mouth.

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Read Beyoncé's full interview over at Elle.

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