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Jessica Williams Defended Beyoncé’s Halftime Performance And It’s Everything

1. The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams had some choice words for people who thought Beyoncé’s performance during the Super Bowl halftime show was too much because of its themes of black empowerment.

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2. Williams began her monologue by praising the goddess that is Beyoncé.

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3. The day after the big game, former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani gave his thoughts on Beyoncé’s halftime performance, saying, “I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers.”

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Giuliani also said, “Let’s have decent, wholesome entertainment,” implying that Beyoncé’s performance wasn’t suitable for “Middle America.”

4. Then Williams explained why race played an important role in Beyoncé’s performance. Hint: Beyoncé is a black person.

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5. And then weighed in on how life is for black people living in the U.S. every day.

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6. Before finally laying into the point that Beyoncé’s song is no different from what other artists do…

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7. …like how Chris Martin wore a Global Citizen armband to promote his message of ending worldwide poverty.

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8. Williams hit back with straight-up facts, addressing Giuliani’s comments on Beyoncé’s performance being unsuitable for Middle America.

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9. She pretty much left no room for anyone to debate Beyoncé’s song as being anything other than its intended purpose: an anthem for self-love.

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10. Williams ended her segment by attacking what people consider “wholesome” entertainment to be.

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