Since she stirred up a storm with her politically charged video for “Formation” last month, Beyoncé’s next move has been hotly-anticipated. With an album apparently expected to drop in a matter of days (rumours point to April 4), the next single release should now, in theory, be dropped on us at any moment. So what’s it going to be? And will it be as controversial as the last?
Well – according to recent buzzes from The Beyhive – yes. The fansite made claims this weekend that the singer would be featuring the parents of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Michael Brown in her new video, in another powerful nod to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. “The parents will be holding pictures of their deceased sons,” wrote another blog, In Flex We Trust.
No one from the singer’s camp has confirmed the rumours yet – though she has previously been in contact, and attended rallies, with all the families mentioned (see below). She has also donated $1.5 million to their campaign, and become increasingly more political with her performances. A recent Super Bowl show saw the singer reference Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and police brutality, so a moving follow-up like this wouldn’t be an unlikely development. All we can do is keep our eyes peeled for the surprise drop.