The Man In Beyonce’s VMAs Performance Is Part Of A Powerful Message

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Beyoncé just totally slayed her performance at the 2016 VMAs with a medley of songs from Lemonade and perhaps the most backup dancers that have ever been featured on the VMAs stage. While Yoncé was surrounded by women the entire time, there was one man featured in Beyoncé's VMAs performance, and he played a very powerful role.

Beyoncé opened with "Pray You Catch Me" and that segment on the Queen B show ended with gunshot noises and her backup dancers collapsing while red spotlights fell on their bodies. The singer then walked out to the front of the stage and a man in a hoodie caught her as she fell backwards. They then paused for a moment while the man stood behind her. As soon as I saw the hoodie, I knew that the man was likely meant to represent Trayvon Martin. In fact, Martin's mother appeared on the red carpet with Beyoncé before the show along with the mothers of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant. Bey has been increasingly political in her music and videos, especially with Lemonade, so it's no surprise that she would chose to work in a moment like this into her performance.

As of now, it's unclear who the man was who participated in the powerful display, but I'm sure it's not one he'll ever forget. 

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