Beyonce delivered a strong political statement with her halftime show at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, with her backup dancers dressed as members of armed rights group known as the Black Panthers.
The superstar made use of the dancers on her new single Formation, which is generally perceived as a support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
At one point during the performance, the dancers formed an ‘X’ on the field which is seen as a reference to the black rights campaigner Malcolm X.
They also raised their arms in the air in a gesture similar to the black power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Australian Olympics
The dancers who were dressed in all black, also wore the signature black beret of the political group that was prominent during the Sixties and Seventies.