Rudy Giuliani has tried
On Monday, the 72-year-old appeared on Fox & Friends where he was asked about the politically charged performance. Co-host Ainsley Earhardt began the discussion by saying:
“She walks the red carpet with the mothers of black men that were killed by police… Then this performance that you see here. Her dancers were circling around her and one by one, they fell to the ground, and there were red lights underneath them, and that was supposed to symbolize cops killing black individuals.”
The musician arrived at the event with the mothers of gun violence victims Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Oscar Grant, and Trayvon Martin, collectively known as the Mothers of the Movement.
“You’re asking the wrong person because I have five uncles who were police officers, two cousins who were, one who died in the line of duty. I ran the largest and best police department in the world, the New York City Police Department, and I saved more black lives than any of those people you saw on stage by reducing crime and particularly homicide by 75 percent of which, maybe four or five thousand were African American young people who are alive today because of the policies I put in effect that weren’t in effect for 35 years.”
In April, Miz Knowles told Elle that her music is anything but anti-police.
“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.”
These two will have to agree to disagree!