When Beyoncé said “let’s get in formation” she meant it. While during her Formation World Tour concert in Amsterdam the Queen of the Beyhive changed her choreography to reflect “Hands Up Don’t Shoot“.
The choreographic change took place during a dance segment medley where Beyoncé and her dancers usually do a shooting motion as her song ‘Diva‘ plays. This isn’t the first time Bey has taken it upon herself to remind her fans and the world of the Black Lives Matter movement. Just last week before performing ‘Freedom’ in Glasgow she paused her show for a moment of silence, while displaying the victim’s names of police brutality. The pop singer then continued on to sing a portion of ‘Freedom’ a cappella.
SHE REALLY JUST CHANGED UP THE CHOREOGRAPHY TO INCORPORATE HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT!!! (Usually at "This is a stick up, stick up" they do a shooting motion) ✊🏻✊🏼✊✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 Amsterdam show July 16, 2016 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Beyoncé #Beyonce #BeyonceKnowles #BeyonceKnowlesCarter #BeyonceCarter #Yonce #QueenBey #Lemonade #Concert #Formation #FormationTour #TheFormationTour #FormationWorldTour #TheFormationWorldTour #beyoncefans #beyhive #IvyPark #Amsterdam #Netherlands #AmsterdamArena #blueivycarter #blueivy #JayZ #Diva #Slayonce #HandsUpDontShoot #BlackLivesMatter #StopKillingUs #BLM #FWTBestMoments
But Beyoncé isn’t the only celebrity who is making headway in the call for change. Recently Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Common, and many more partnered with We Are Here Movement and #Cut50 to support the petition for criminal justice reform. The group of celebs made their voices heard with a video titled ’23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America’ , which were the actual incidents of police brutality victims such as Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, and more.
The petition requests that Congress take action to roll back the incarceration industry in America. If you would like to sign the petition please visit We Are Here Movement.