(AllHipHop News) TheBlaze television personality Tomi Lahren caught significant backlash for her comments about Beyoncé’s homage to the Black Panther Party during her 2016 Superbowl performance. Lahren’s Final Thoughts segment included the 23-year-old conservative commentator blasting Bey’s husband Jay Z for being a former drug dealer and referring to the Black Panthers as a group that used violence to “overthrow white domination.”
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One of the critics of Lahren’s statements was Charlamagne Tha God. The Breakfast Club co-host gave Lahren “Donkey of the Day” for having a problem with Beyoncé’s message against police brutality. Lahren invited Charlamagne to her show to discuss Bey’s “Formation” video, the Black Panthers, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“For [Beyoncé] to have a video where she specifically said ‘stop shooting us.’ I don’t see how anybody could have a problem with that,” said Charlamagne. “If you have a problem with Beyoncé saying ‘stop shooting us’ then that means you must agree with them shooting us.”
He added, “I think you’re very misinformed about the Black Panthers as well. They were founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Huey P. Newton had a PhD from the University of California. Bobby Seale studied engineering and politics in college. [The Black Panthers] were created to resist police brutality and the killing of blacks. They used violence if necessary.”
Charlamagne also pointed out that the BPP was also responsible for instituting social programs such as free breakfast for children and they worked to implement a Ten-Point program for earning freedom for the black community. In addition, the conversation featured CTG acknowledging Jay Z as an example of an African American man that overcame poverty and criminality to be able to employ and inspire other African Americans to follow his lead into legal business.
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