Oh Beyonce… it seems as though there’s nothing she can’t do. Even when it comes to people who think there’s nothing she can do. The “Formation” singer obviously understands that even though there are legions and legions of people out there who love her dearly (hey, “Bey” has become a pop culture term for a reason!), there will always be haters, too.
And now she’s fired back at them in the best way possible.
Back in February when Beyonce performed at the Super Bowl in a Black Panthers inspired outfit (pretty much stealing the show from that other band, Coldsomething or other), it stirred up some controversy within the NFL and subsequently with Miami police officials who vowed to boycott her show. Their reasoning? Between that performance and her “anti-police” messages in the video release of “Formation” they were pretty ticked off.
No matter for Bey though. Rather than come out and address the allegations she’s full-on rolling with them in the form of “Boycott Beyonce” merchandise, which she’s now selling on tour.
— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) April 28, 2016
It’s like taking that old adage, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” and turning a tidy little profit off of your enemies’ hate. We freaking love it.
So do many of her fans, it seems.
— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) April 27, 2016
Did we mention she’s branded some phone cases with the message too?
— BEYONCÉ DIVA (@BeyonceDivaFr) April 27, 2016
Talk about making “Lemonade”…
— Meg (@MegHixson) April 28, 2016
Whatever you think of her personal politics, it’s obvious that Beyonce really does know how to play to her audience.
If anyone is going to the Formation World Tour and gets me the #BoycottBeyoncé phone case, I will shave my head and give you the clippings.
— Tré Pina (@TreLingual) April 28, 2016
After all, in the words of T-Swift, “haters gonna hate.”