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Tampa & Miami Police Departments Address Rumors of ‘Beyonce Boycott’

Published: Thursday 18th Feb 2016 by Rashad
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If you thought Beyonce‘s ‘Super Bowl 50’ drama had cooled by any means, your thoughts are every flavor of wrong.

The songstress, set to kick off her highly anticipated ‘Formation’ stadium tour at April’s end, is still very much a hot topic courtesy of her recent halftime show outing (deemed by many as racially provocative and anti-police).  In fact, in addition to a number of viewers hopping on to the #BoycottBeyonce train, some cities’ police forces are banding together to boycott the singer’s security detail when she touches down in their area.

Two cities seeming to make the most noise are Floridian metros Tampa and Miami.  While reports indicated the former’s police were set to skip out on security when she visits on April 29th, the latter were said to be on the fence…

To clear up the confusion, Tampa’s force took to Twitter to say:

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Miami, on the other hand, is not here for the Queen Bey (in more way than one):

Via USA Today:

The Fraternal Order of Police has moved on from berating filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to bashing Beyoncé, vowing to boycott working security at her concert when her Formation tour kicks off in April in Miami.

Members of the Miami chapter of the FOP, the national police union, voted to boycott Beyoncé’s April 27 show at Marlins Stadium, local union president, Lt. Javier Ortiz, confirmed Thursday.

He called on all police officers everywhere to boycott all of her concerts on her forthcoming world tour.

The reason: She ‘”used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting theBlack Panthers and her anti-police message,” Ortiz said in a letter announcing the boycott.

Note: Miami and Tampa are the first two dates of the ‘Formation’ world tour.
 

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  1. Mariah The Legend February 18, 2016

    #BoycottBeyonce

    • Anti-Singing Garbage voices February 19, 2016

      Hope GOD boycott your life.

      Loser.

    • FORMATION IS RHYTHM NATION ’16 (Lana Del Fan) February 19, 2016

      Like how the Billboard boycotted “Infinity” and every single since “Beautiful “?

  2. LB February 18, 2016

    Mess!!!

    • Metzo February 18, 2016

      Anti tour? Yes quite a mess we know

      • LB February 18, 2016

        Anti tour is doing fine

    • HailBeysus February 19, 2016

      IF Anti Tour is doing fine how did she go from having over 70 dates when she announced the tour to 68 dates…. (sips tea ☕🐸)

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 19, 2016

        Ya know what HailBeysus, that’s a really good question. Lovebird, could you please answer that for us?
        Because we are all dying to know…..

      • HailBeysus February 19, 2016

        Gurrrl let me throw more salt on the wounds. Remember when Centipied posted a Shady Music twitter link saying ‘Rihanna’s anti tour consist of 36 stadium dates, thats more than Beyonce has performed in her entire career.’ Kii so now the Heaux not only went from more than 70 dates to 68! She went from 36 stadiums to 25 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂!!!

      • HailBeysus February 19, 2016

        DEATH!!! At The Weekend bailing on her!! People saw they wasn’t going to be there so they wanted a RihFund 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 hence why they changed to Arenas KII KII FOR CENTURIES!!!!!!

    • FORMATION IS RHYTHM NATION ’16 (Lana Del Fan) February 19, 2016

      How? The show is still sold out. In fact, aren’t all her shows sold out?

  3. Metzo February 18, 2016

    Lolll. Meanwhile her tour still selling out

  4. ShakaZulu February 18, 2016

    Beyonce is the Queen!!!!

  5. BEY>RIH February 18, 2016

    This bítch is bout to slay 2016!! Fucc these old white racist pigs. Bey got white america talking, the streets talking, while selling out her stadium tour which is predicted to gross 250+million with 40 dates only.
    #iSlay
    #weSlay
    #blackbillgates
    #HBIC
    #poorfrih

  6. King Mark111 /.\ February 18, 2016

    I don’t think all cops are Evil. It’s when they defend the bad ones make all the good ones look bad. It’s like the military, yes soldiers put their life on the line (even tho they sign up for it), but r*** (r a p e) is an issue in the military and when the military try to cover it up, makes the whole military look bad. So police, get rid of your bad murdering cops and people wouldn’t say effects the police.

    • killian February 19, 2016

      So true.

  7. QueenDime February 18, 2016

    Theyre actin like the cops were actin when NWA dropped ” f*** tha police ” back in the early 90s. Smh stay mad, whether its bad or good Bey got everyone talking like she once said ” got her name Rollin’ off their tongue like liquor.

  8. Tyler Makiavelli February 18, 2016

    For those wondering why Molly the Maid is no longer allowed to sit with the Hive #WillyLynchSyndrome

    January 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm
    👑Queen Molly👑 says:

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    Wanted to apologize for my insensitive comments over the weekend. Im sorry Tyler and anyone else who felt offended by my disgusting comment about my race. Y’all were totally right the things i said were outta line and I take ownership for that. I rather not speak on race issues fr here on out.

    Reply

    • 💕Queen Molly Stan💕 February 19, 2016

      Molly doesn’t need y’all anyway

      • HailBeysus February 19, 2016

        DEATH!!! Now Molly creating multiple accounts to feel loved and accepted 😩😩😩😩

      • What now February 19, 2016

        KIIII

  9. Tyler Makiavelli February 18, 2016

    Beyonce may have the social IMPACT that deserves an award. Blacks are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops then whites, and this year alone, 7 times more likely to be unarmed.
    How can you call yourself an artist and not reflect on the times????

  10. HailBeysus February 19, 2016

    The Hive is crazy huntea!!! They’ll throw glitter in your eye unclip their weaves and strangle you to death if ya come for our QUEEN!! Lol!

  11. Love February 19, 2016

    Hive = uneducated trash

    • HailBeysus February 19, 2016

      Poor thing you misspelled your name. Love is spelled L-O-V-E not H-I-V-E.

      • Robert February 19, 2016

        Lol. I like that come back hailbeysys. Tell him!

  12. Cake like Lady GaGa February 19, 2016

    i thought South Africa was the most racist nation in the world, I was wrong. America takes the cake, i’ve never seen so much racism in my entire life #BlackLivesMatter

    • Melissa February 19, 2016

      Right. Where is they getting this Beyonce is anti-police. Did I miss where she had N.W.A. lyrics? These people are fake mad. In kanye west new song, he says hands up that’s what the cops taught us repeatedly. Then states hands up then they shot us. They pick on Beyonce because she’s powerful. What about Donald Trump remarks? That’s anti- American.

      • Melissa February 19, 2016

        Oops *are* not they

      • Melissa February 19, 2016

        *are* not is…. stupid, auto correct

      • Delroy Dussard February 19, 2016

        I was thinking the same thing she does a performance and releases and video that has meaning for black women mentions police bang there on her while trump can go round saying bad things about the Pope the president etc and that’s okay I guess when your white and in the public eye you can get away with anything

  13. Melissa February 19, 2016

    This is nothing new. They protested N.W.A., Quentin Tarantino,when it comes down to it, they will do their job at the concert. If anything happened to Beyonce from their stupidity, it will be a riot.

  14. LDN Chick February 19, 2016

    Who honestly cares her tour is still selling like hot cakes.

  15. #JACKIE February 19, 2016

    Meanwhile Rihanna’s tickets are on groupon….

    • What now February 19, 2016

      And Ciara getting her 2k venue tours canceled and getting dropped from record labels.

  16. Royalkev February 19, 2016

    It’s unbelievable how they want to punish Beyonce and insists on wrongfully defining a message that’s not there. This is deliberate AF! It’s like they’re sending Bey a subtle threat to stay in line! If this was Pink or Justin Timberlake standing up for our cause, it would be a non-issue (or result in these 2 getting a smack on the wrist IF they had to be silenced). Since it’s Bey they’re going on for weeks on end after the Superbowl to “get even” and put an end to this missions set out by this “controversial” artist. O_0

  17. Hivehighness February 19, 2016

    I hate Miami

  18. No favs, just here for the music February 19, 2016

    WOW it’s amazing how much self-importance these pigs have especially in relation to Beyonce. She can buy her own damn police force if she wanted lmao

    Keep stomping your feet and whining like a bunch of b******. Beyonce will remain unbothered as per usual. You’re not needed LOL

  19. BeyBeautiful February 19, 2016

    Does any one know where I can get Beyonce tickets for resonable price?

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