Beyoncé went meta last night at the first stop of her Formation World Tour Wednesday night and hit back at detractors who attempted to disrupt her movement. The megastar entertainer sold “Boycott Beyoncé” merch at the concert as a direct shot to the naysayers.
Queen Bey has been a target of pro-police advocates and related groups after the release of her track “Formation,” which some believed was a veiled attack on cops. Bey’s Super Bowl Performance earlier this year and the video for the song riled many a feather, but it’s apparent the Texas songstress was more than aware of the chatter.
At her inaugural Formation Tour show in Miami on Wednesday night, fans shared pics of “Boycott Beyoncé” merch being sold at the venue, including tees and phone cases.
The new merch looks to be Bey’s way of capitalizing on the Miami Fraternal Order of Police’s boycott against her. Back in February, members of the organization said they would refuse to work as security at her show at Miami’s Marlins Park because of the “anti-police message” of her Super Bowl 50 performance and “Formation” video.
Check out some of the images of the clever merch move below.