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Since Beyonce‘s Super Bowl chatter simply won’t go away, her father Mathew Knowles has weighed in on all the ongoing controversy following her halftime show, during which she and her dancers donned Black Panther-inspired costumes and stood up for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
During an interview with The Grio, Knowles says he is baffled by the reports of several police unions across the country planning to boycott Beyoncé’s upcoming Formation world tour, which kicks off next month in Florida.
“It doesn’t work the way the general public thinks. A promoter promotes the show, and a promoter rents the venue, and the venue provides the security,” he explained.
“Police boycotting Beyoncé is ridiculous,” Knowles said. “The venue buys the security. Every artist has their own personal security. Beyoncé has the same personal security that she’s had for over 10 years. Nobody’s asking what the city or the [police] union cares. The venue gets the security. It doesn’t even work like that. That’s just ridiculous.”
Knowles adds that he’s proud of his daughter. “It was an interesting performance,” Knowles said. “I look at it from the role of a parent today. When I see Beyonce perform, I don’t look at it from the role of a manager. From a role of a parent, I’m proud of what she has accomplished, and I’m proud of her performance.”
While he hopes to one day reunite Destiny’s Child, Knowles is currently working with a new girl group called Blushhh Music.
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