Beyonce Talks ‘Formation’ Message With ‘Elle’ Mag

Beyonce’s been fairly mum ever since she dropped her “Formation” video and ruffled some feathers with her Super Bowl 50 performance in February.

Now, the Beyonce takeover is almost upon us with her “Formation” World Tour to start at the end of April in Miami and a looming (surprise?) album assumed to arrive any day now. She’s also gracing the covers of two May 2016 issues of Elle Magazine, and as it turns out she’s opening up about all the hullabaloo. Elle has published the entire interview/cover story, and in it, Bey discusses the message she was trying to convey with her “Formation” video and Super Bowl 50 performance.

She says:

“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. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things. 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. I’m proud of what we created and I’m proud to be a part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.”

In the interview, Beyonce also discusses her new line of workout gear Ivy Park, feminism, and her role as mother. Cop the May 2016 issue when it hits newsstands on April 6th, and head on over to to read the entire piece!