Watch: Beyonce’s Powerful ‘Freedom’ Performance In Honor of #AltonSterling & #PhilandoCastile

Published: Thursday 7th Jul 2016 by Rashad
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As Glasgow was tonight’s pit stop on Beyonce‘s hotly selling ‘Formation’ world tour, the pop diva seized the opportunity to shine a global spotlight on the recent senseless killings of African American men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile – both at the hands of American police authorities.

Taking to the stage to perform an a capella rendition of her stirring release, ‘Freedom’ (found aboard her #1 album ‘Lemonade’), Bey paid homage to a number of victims tragically slain under circumstances similar to Sterling and Castile’s – even adding their names as the first listed for tributed.

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Tuck in below to hear highlights from the performance:



The performance comes just hours after the Grammy winning singer took to Instagram to urge fans to take action against injustice.  See her full statement by clicking here.

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  1. Karlie Redd July 7, 2016


    • Ughhhh July 7, 2016

      Love that she is speaking up and I love the song and the sentiment behind it, but this isn’t anything different from the other times she has performed this song. Just sayin.

    • ?+✈=? July 8, 2016

      She just wants attention for album sales

      • July 8, 2016

        just shut up, these celebs can never win with some of you, if they do something they get sh!t on, if they don’t they get sh!t on. no matter what to some of you people they is some type of strings attach.

    • BYOU July 8, 2016

      She is still using other people’s tragedy to sell records people are dump to think Tha celebrities care about them. This is Scotland in Great Britain for good sake. People open you eyes. What’s going on in America is not the Uk business so why do this. Yet again Americans are been fooled.

      • jay July 8, 2016

        BYOU obviously you r stupid af.. This is a black woman u are talking about. It doesn’t matter where in the WORLD tragedy happens, people come together to show love and unity. In case you are unaware there are dark skin (black) people in the UK

      • NOT HERE FOR YOU July 8, 2016

        Jay You think they UK care sweet no one cares about all these people killed in Americans. speaking up is not using your tragedy like this to draw attention to your music and business. beyonce has gone on different stage to do the same thing over and what different has it made? rather her album sales increase. if the black president could not do a thing all he those is to do press conference and press with no action . oky now beyonce has done this another person will be killed in less than a month.

      • Guest July 8, 2016

        How is she using tragedy to sell records? Would you say the same to Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Jackson etc? Just like no one cared about 9/11 and the attack in Paris? Bro you have to be the most ignorant and close minded person I’ve come across all day. Congratulations

  2. Jay July 7, 2016


  3. What you say boy!? July 7, 2016

    Yass! I’m officially a member of the ??but let’s make this CLEAR! I’m not one of the crazy ones. This sh/t is going to have to stop. Stop the death!!

  4. Stephy July 7, 2016

    I keep watching her performance of Freedom at the BET awards… Just excellent

  5. TDotHive July 7, 2016

    Rihanna could never

    • HailLegendBeysus July 7, 2016

      Please! You ain’t Hive! We ain’t ever seen you comment before! Stop trying to make the Hive seem pressed over that irrelevant goat!

      • wrosy3 July 8, 2016

        And what is Beyonce a thief who uses her own community to line her pockets we know her illiterate ass cannot write a coherent letter to address anyone she probably stole it and paste to her website don’t come for rih too early to drag your bald head ass in the gutter of Mexico calling rih name what animal are you b**** no a reptile suits you best cockroach slimy maggots

    • wrosy3 July 8, 2016

      Rih don’t use tragedy to sell albums rih is not like your scumbag mother leave rih out your nasty mouth worry about your own black Americans envious of their own and other blacks prime example you on here hating get your mind right you filthy b****

      • bash July 8, 2016

        She is the tragedy

    • wrosy3 July 8, 2016

      Leave rih out of this it’s people like you who add to black on black crimes your hatred for another black woman is sick how do you think the black community problems going to be solve when your own bad minded against one another blacks cannot exist with each other in their own environment you on here coming after rih when police brutality is solve what will blacks do about people like you hating go slither in a hole

  6. Stephy July 7, 2016

    I love how she’s never afraid to just sang live & on the spot. She always sounds better live than on her records. And, her songs aren’t easy to sing at all. That’s the most impressive thing about Bey as an all around performer. Her ability to always surpass her vocal studio recordings.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 7, 2016

      Exactly….for example HOLD UP is not a easy to sing after a high energy choreography..a lot of words in that song.

    • NeverB July 7, 2016


    • HailLegendBeysus July 7, 2016

      Ugh!!! I’m in love with you STEPHY!!! I’m officially your next TGJ stalker! Except I won’t be shading ya lmao jk jk! But I do live for your comments always TRUTH!!! ???

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 7, 2016

        Agreed. Stephy is one of my favs on this blog..he always gives constructive critiques and not co,e off bitter and miserable unlike LOOSEBOOTY AND CENTIFAGG..

      • HailLegendBeysus July 7, 2016

        @Surprise yup, STEPHY always comes through with proper critique. @Coolness is another commenter I like.

      • Coolness July 8, 2016

        Let me join in on the stanning, lol. Yeah, Stephy’s comments are always on point! Always willing to give credit but also throwing in a bit of shade in whilst speaking some real sh*t. The first time I noticed Beyoncé’s live singing surpassing her studio ones was when I watched her perform Dangerously In Love with such an opulent vocal showing at Divas, Live in 2003. Those newly-added runs at the end left me scalped back then before I even knew what that meant, lmao! Even more impressive is how she’s improved as a vocalist in the near 20 years that she’s been at it.

  7. Nancy grace slays July 7, 2016

    Im proud bey for not just using her platform for promo!!! Shes sick & tired like everyone else!!!

  8. Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 7, 2016


  9. Nonya July 7, 2016

    ❤️❤️ #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile. Very well done Queen!

    However this is not the time to compare artists as his is the time we all need to stand together. So please we need as much positive energy on this post that we can get. #StandTogether

  10. HailLegendBeysus July 7, 2016

    LEGEND!!! So proud of her for taking a stance for what she believes in! Her raw live vocals slay for the Gawds!! She truly is one of the few that can just butcher her studio touched recordings with a live version!!! LOVE HER!!!

  11. LadyS July 7, 2016

    Bey is tired. People stop detouring. How old are yall? Get serious sometimes. Our faves are not petty so let’s grow up.

    Excellent Bey.

    # Rip Sterling and Castile.

  12. D July 7, 2016

    Go head mutha bey. See she is a realist I luv her.

  13. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? July 7, 2016

    Wow! Powerful and moving! Just so grateful that we have an influential black celebrity that’s so supportive of and concerned about our well being.

  14. RICHIE_RICH July 7, 2016

    That voice is so powerful!!!! Love it Beyoncé ?????????????????? #RIP


    Her team wrote the statement, chick is dumb and shady.
    She hurt Latavia and Latoya,hut Neyo, she only cares about her self.
    Someone who strong-armed writers to get credits (BC Jean, Fussary and more), even has an album (Bday Delux) pulled from store shelves because of stealing and unethical actions.
    Someone who kicked out her childhood friends can’t be trusted.

    • The true Danzou July 8, 2016

      You forgot to mention that her childhood friend Latavia is in critical condition after dealing with severe complications related to her second pregnancy and you don’t hear Thiefyonce sending out any prayers to her.

      • Um. July 8, 2016

        Right, because if my childhood friend was in critical conditions I’d be sure to send my prayers to her via social media. Stfu.

  16. OMG Logic!!! July 7, 2016

    Five officers shot in Dallas Texas by a protestor. Great job Thighyonce!

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 7, 2016

      So its her fault, u fool……….SAM CAN U PLS BLOCK THIS TROLL FROM THIS BLOG.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 7, 2016

      U sound like a sexually frustrated republican…HOW DARE U TRY TO BLAME BEYONCE FOR THE OFFICERS??? Where did she encourage people to go shoot police officers in her message……….U ARE A STUPID THING THAT NEEDS TO BE SLAPPED VIGOROUSLY FOR UR STUPIDITY.

      • OMG Logic!!! July 7, 2016

        She implied that Officers were out to get the Black population. “…demand that they stop killing us.”

        Oh and it’s 10 officers shot and 3 dead by the way.

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        They’ve always been out to get the black population you naive hillbilly! ALWAYS!

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 7, 2016

      So you think the killer read Beyonce message and ran to get a gun and shoot police officers. She is not the only one that has demanded officers to stop killing us…LEAVE HER ALONE AND GET A DAMN LIFE SIS.

    • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

      Oh, so that’s Beyonce’s fault? I guess its safe to say that Treyvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant’s death’s were all your fault right? As well as the 105 UNARMED black people who were wrongfully MURDERED by the police in 2015 ALONE!

    • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

      What about the two black boys who were killed recently? Nobody’s talking about that s***! You’ve been terrorizing our people for CENTURIES. Every time you blast one of us, we’re blasting you too punk ass b****

  17. Danzou July 7, 2016

    I have to try so hard not to wish that “omg” account would just DIE.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 7, 2016

      I tried too….i really wanted to say it, i just held myself back from REALLY GOING OFF ON IT.

  18. Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

    One more thing, I’ve had it with OMG’s stupid white supremacist ass lol. He deserves to be slapped in the muthafuckin face with a bag of nickles. I wish he’d take his pale ass back to Mayberry and leave the rest of us on this URBAN BLOG alone.
    These Ku Klux Klan wannabe’s have some nerve blaming us for an issue that white people STARTED in the first f****** place. We are sick and tired of having our people be killed by the police in cold blood. Until they stop shooting us and using excessive force the madness isn’t going to stop.
    F*** this corrupt institutionalized system
    F*** White America
    F*** Donald Trump
    F*** Uncle Sam
    An Angry Militant Negro (Tyler)

  19. Molly July 8, 2016


    • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

      @Molly the Racist Maid
      Oh, so you decided to wear your black skin today?

      • Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

        You sound ridiculous Tyler. Whether you like it on or not we are in this together hating each other does nothing hun. We as a people have bigger issues.

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        @The Bi-racial Maid
        I can’t make amends with a racist.
        May 19, 2014 at 1:31 am
        Molly says:


        Guess im RACIST like Iggy f**** it.

      • Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

        Cool ignore me then

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        Only if you disappear completely.

      • Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

        I have that much power over you? Ki

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        You need to constantly be put in your place.

    • Annalise July 8, 2016

      “Black” is more than just a skin tone. It’s a culture, and you’re not a part of that B*tch!

  20. Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

    God bless Bey for speaking out tbh I heard she lost over 100k followers for speaking up that just shows those 100k ppl don’t care about our people anyways good job Bey.

  21. HailBeysus July 8, 2016

    From this point forward i advise The BeyHive to ‘pay @OMGLogic complete DUST!!! The imbred cleft lip nazi hillbilly is the definition of IGNORANT!!! Anyone that can associate with such trash will only be showing their true colors and how little they think of themselves.
    With that said Legend Yonce will continue to voice her opinion and twirl on her haters while doing it!!!!

  22. HailBeysus July 8, 2016

    Ha!!! I see the Bi-Racial made is trying to side with Bey after having so much ignorant shìt to say about her for using her HUGE PLATFORM as a voice for African-Americans! The bitxh is soooo fake and annoying. She must of missed an apointment with her therapist for her daily self esteem boost and psychotropic drug dosage!

    • Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

      Nah bruh you’re annoying for mentioning me. You aren’t even black boo

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        You’re allegedly “half black” but have made more racially offensive comments than any of the other commenters on this blog. So whats your point?
        February 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm
        Molly says:




        Only black gays, ghetto black girls, and insecure mexicans like Bey lets be serious


      • Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

        How can you be racist against your own race? Lmao

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        I should be asking you that question, sellout lol. What gives you the right to be racist towards your own people?
        February 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm
        ??Queen Molly?? says:


        And you’re mad because I have white blood pumping thru my veins ki

      • HailBeysus July 8, 2016

        LMFAO It’s been established since the day i commented i WASN’T BLACK ! But I’ve NEVER demoralized blacks the way you constantly have. I’ve always stood by Bey and will continue to. Where is it written that i can’t take a stand for black people feeling the unjust!

    • wrosy3 July 8, 2016

      Stfu filthy dead dog smelling piece of s*** hailbeysus skunk ass

  23. Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

    I can’t take back those comments but I can learn from the ignorance I put out. Tyler you’ll forever hold them against me which is fine but putting me down for trying to unite with our people and acting like people can’t learn from their mistakes is pretty fücked up. IDC what I did to you don’t fücking put me down for doing the right thing as if im in the wrong right now. Take your personal feelings out of this.

    • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

      You haven’t learned from your mistakes. You’re a joke, a joke that nobody wants to listen to.

      • Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

        You have hate in your heart sis like I said we are in this together attacking me doesn’t fix our problems. Im making changes within myself I don’t need or want your approval.

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        LOL Are you f****** kidding me!? You’ve called my people everything from “apes” to “dirty blacks” and you honestly think I believe that you care about BLM. Of course I hate you! I’m not a sometime friend like LB or Mark. Once you got beef wit me, we gon beef FOREVA!

    • Metzo July 8, 2016

      LOL. You really have issues. No seriously.

  24. Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

    Anyways not gonna let these two bullies take away the reason I came to this post.


  25. Mark111 /.\ July 8, 2016

    I’m ashamed of everyone on this blog site. With everything going on and you clowns onhere still making it a Beyonce v Rihanna thing?! People are being killed, no one gives a f*** about this stupid, pointless rivalry. My god get a life before it’s taken.
    Good for Beyonce taking a stand and giving helpful tips to hopefully end this. Everyone should be outraged over the deaths this week from all sides.

    • Molly #BLM July 8, 2016

      Right but I’m wrong for showing support

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

        You don’t genuinely care about the black community. Thats why you’re wrong!

    • Royalkev July 8, 2016

      Well said Mark!

  26. Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave The Dumbfuckery At The Door ~ Tyler July 8, 2016

    The “bi-racial maid” was leaving racist comments like this about a month ago but gets mad when people call her out on her b******* lol. Where they do that at?

    June 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm
    Molly says:

    Also Beyonce make nothing but ghetto hood anthems sit down a**.

  27. LB July 8, 2016

    10 cops dead thanks to this call to action, this violence has to stop. I wish Michael Jackson was still alive, he would have made statements that brought us all together and not inflammatory ones that divide us. Something needs to be done before this whole issue escalates into a war zone situation.

    Cops need to be held accountable for irresponsible actions and targeting the minorities, however we also need cops to keep us safe. Time to find a middle ground.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 8, 2016

      So are u also blaming BEYONCE for the death of the cops too???

    • well well July 8, 2016

      no joke. this flaming sh*t doesn’t help finding and fixing problems at all. just get more people killed. can do if you want. civil war 2017. the nra is laughing. they sell that crap. stupid… america. just keep that sh*t there where you are. just kill each other. good news. 😀

  28. fatusankoh July 8, 2016

    God bless you queen bey haters have nothing on you that was powerful thanks for standing for the true

  29. The true Danzou July 8, 2016

    RIP Alton Sterling my condolences goes out to the family.

  30. The true Danzou July 8, 2016

    You Theifyonce stans are vile people 70 comments and only about 5 people made it about Alton Sterling.

  31. Royalkev July 8, 2016

    All I can say is that I’m so grateful that we have an artist like Beyonce today! She sounds amazing and I’m moved by everything she’s doing to honor these victims.

  32. Mimi July 8, 2016

    Anyone notice me that Bey lost over 100K Instagram followers when she posted that black lives matter posts. Smh people just don’t get how serious this is

  33. cocobutta July 8, 2016

    Her vocal stamina is OUTSTANDING!!


  34. ow Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyikiji July 8, 2016

    Good for beyonce knowles

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