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Rudy Giuliani says he ‘saved more black lives’ than Beyonce


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Rudy. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, criticized Beyonce for her MTV Video Music Awards performance, because, well, he didn't like it. Actually, he called it "a shame."

At the VMAs, Beyonce performed a medley of songs from her hit visual album "Lemonade." The performance was 15 minutes long and alluded to racial injustice and police killings of people of color by having dancers fall to the ground one by one under red lighting. Even before her performance, she showed her support to the Black Lives Matter movement by bringing the mothers of four unarmed black men who were killed by police onto the red carpet with her. Fans--aka the "Beyhive"--applauded her, calling it a powerful message.

Giuliani was not impressed. He blasted Beyonce for her performance and said he "saved more black lives" that she ever has.

"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 all alive today because of the policies I put in effect that weren’t in effect for 35 years."

BTW, Giuliani was mayor of New York City from 1994 until 2001. He attempted to run for president in 2008, but ultimately lost the Republican nomination to John McCain.

This actually isn't the first round of the Beyonce v Giuliani matchup. After her Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show performance that took a stand against police brutality, Giuliani criticized her for "attacking police officers" and said it was just "outrageous."

Will there be a round 3?

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Rudy Giuliani says he ‘saved more black lives’ than Beyonce

Christina Buff

Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.

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