The latest critic of the singer is conservative TV host Tomi Lahren, who made things personal as she brought Beyoncé’s husband Jay Z into her thumbs down of the “Formation” singer’s performance. In Lahren’s eyes, Queen Bey should worry more about the company she keeps before taking a pro-black stance.
“Your husband was a drug dealer. For fourteen years, he sold crack cocaine. Talk about protecting black neighborhoods? Start at home,” Lahren said Wednesday (Feb. 10).
Prior to referencing Jay Z’s past, Lahren went completely in on Beyoncé for paying tribute to the Black Panthers during the most watched TV event of the year.
According to Lahren, Beyoncé was biting the hand that feeds her by shoving her pro-black agenda down the throats of her white fans.
“[Beyoncé] just like President Obama, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Al Sharpton and so many others that just can’t let America heal, you keep ripping off the historical bandaid. Why be a cultural leader when you can play the victim, right?” TheBlaze online personality questioned while resenting the singer’s implication that “Black lives MATTER MORE” than those of white people.
“Guess what Beyoncé? White people like your music too,” Lahren continued. “White people buy your songs on iTunes, memorize your lyrics and admire your talent and beauty. Little White girls wanna be like you just as little Black girls do, but instead of that, you’d rather perpetuate the great battle of the races.”
Needless to say, the Beyhive wasn’t having any of Lahren’s brutal commentary.
According to TMZ, the news anchor’s social media has been saturated with nasty comments since news surfaced about Lauren’s feelings on Beyoncé’s homage to the Panthers. Yet despite being called everything from “redneck ass bitch” to “racist cracker” Lahren is not backing down one bit.
To hear her tell it, the “Black Lives Matter folks” and “militant Bey Hivers” completely missed her real message, which is simply that America should be coming together and not be swayed by the racial tensions Beyoncé is provoking with using what she considers to be a violent civil rights group.
Despite what folks may think, Lahren insists she’s not a racist and wants to make sure her haters are fully aware of this.
“Don’t you dare come at me with your hate and your call to violence and your threats on my life and tell me racism is a one-way street,” she told TMZ.
To see Lahren commenting on Beyoncé’s halftime performance, check out the video below: