UK bans Beyoncé’s Pro-Black, Anti-Police ‘Formation’

BeyonceCountry’s largest media company tells its staff to remove singer’s Super Bowl performance

In less than a week since her politically-laced Super Bowl performance of “Formation,” Beyoncé is still the talk of the town.

But one place she won’t be seen or heard is apparently the U.K..

The country’s largest media group, Global, reportedly demanded its staff to remove video of the performance from all of its company-owned websites, according to The Mirror. In addition, the song–which champions Afros and “Jackson 5 nostrils”–was not listed on radio channel playlists.

An alleged email was sent to staff prohibiting them from mentioning Beyoncé under any circumstances.

“It was made absolutely clear Beyonce was not to be mentioned. No photos, no music videos, no Beyonce,” a source told the Mirror. “Anything that had been published from the Super Bowl performance had to be removed.”

The publication reports that Beyoncé’s tour announcement may have triggered the company banned, as it conflicted with negotiations Global had with the singer’s camp to be a part of its Summertime Ball performance line-up.

Guess Queen Bey wasn’t lying in the song’s lyrics when she says, “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.”


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