So, can I just say, congratulations to Beyonce for winning the Super Bowl. Really, she deserved that second championship.
Obviously, one of the biggest moments of the Super Bowl, along with the actual game, was the halftime performance that many people sit down and wait for. The halftime show consisted of performances by Beyonce, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars. Beyonce was an eagerly anticipated performer this year due to her highly loved performance at the 2013 Super Bowl and she did her best to not disappoint.
The interesting part of her performance was not only her song choice but all of the aspects that went into performing this particular song. She used her performance as a platform to discuss the issues surrounding Black Lives Matter and the powerful message that black is beautiful. She sung her brand new song "Formation" which had just been surprise released the day before she performed. The song and the new music video have strong messages of female empowerment, feeling comfortable in your own skin, and the Black Lives Matter message.
What was so amazing was that Beyonce was using this event that was broadcasting in probably every bar and home around America to spread awareness to causes that she believed so strongly about. She has a position to be heard and the power to get others to follow her and she took the Super Bowl as her moment to spread her message.
Her dancers were even dressed as Black Panthers. Beyonce was surrounded by all black woman dancing with her as she made her appearance and their uniforms were reminiscent of the Black Panther Party, a party against police brutality of black people. Of course, they were dressed in scantily-clad versions of the Black Panthers uniform which raises its own arguments against the sexualization of females but there was a message trying to be sent. Beyonce wore a similar outfit to Michael Jackson's nineties era outfit further empowering her message on the importance of Black Lives Matter. At one point they danced into an X, in homage to Malcom X.
Besides Beyonce, there was also tribute to LGBT issues made during the performance. At one point the entire backdrop of the stadium erupted into rainbow colors and spelled out the words "Believe in Love." So, overall the Super Bowl Halftime show had incredibly strong messages about the issues surround America in 2016 and the different movements that have occurred because of those issues.