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Rudy Giuliani: Beyoncé's Cop-Critical VMA Performance a 'Shame'

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Monday, 29 Aug 2016 11:58 AM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is not happy about Beyoncé's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, during which the pop superstar's backup dancers are shot down — a moment some believe symbolizes police officers killing African Americans.

"It's a shame. It's a shame," Guiliani said Monday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" morning show.

Beyoncé was feted with eight awards, including video of the year, at the Sunday night awards show aired live on MTV from Madison Square Garden in New York. In one choreographed number, her dancers — dressed as angels and swirling around her — are depicted being shot one-by-one.

When "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt said, "that was supposed to symbolize cops killing black individuals," Giuliani, replied, "You're asking the wrong person because I had five uncles who were police officers, two cousins who were, one who died in the line of duty.

"I ran the largest and best police department in the world, the New York City Police Department. And I saved more black lives than any of those people you saw on stage by reducing crime and particularly homicide by 75 percent …

"Of which maybe 4,000 or 5,000 were African-American young people who are alive today because of the policies I put in effect that weren't in effect for 35 years. So if you're going to do that, then you should symbolize why the police officers are in the neighborhoods and what are you going to go about it?"

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is not happy about Beyoncé's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, during which the pop superstar's backup dancers are shot down — a moment some believe symbolizes police officers killing African Americans.
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