'The Daily Show's' Jessica Williams Is Not Here For Your Beyoncé Shade

"The Daily Show" correspondent took on critics of Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance's political message.
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'The Daily Show's' Jessica Williams Is Not Here For Your Beyoncé Shade

If you missed the Super Bowl halftime show, you missed one of Beyoncé's clearest racial political messages.

She performed her brand new song, "Formation."

"I like my baby hair with baby hair and Afros. I like my negro nose with Jackson 5 nostrils," Beyoncé raps on the new song

And its video gives explicit nods to police brutality in America and the Black Lives Matter movement.

And if you guessed her performance would mirror that, you'd be right.

For example, Beyonce's all-female dance crew was dressed a la Black Panthers in black leather, boots and berets.

And as soon as she, Coldplay and Bruno Mars walked off stage, the critiques started.

"Is there really anything in America which can exclude race?" Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney said. 

And Jessica Williams from "The Daily Show" took issue with the critics on Monday night's show.

"Race was brought in because Beyonce was brought in. And brace yourself. You might want to sit down for this, but Beyonce is black," Williams says.

A more pointed observation Williams made was for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who said: "You're talking to middle America when you have the Super Bowl. So if you can have entertainment, let's have decent wholesome entertainment."

"You know what's in the middle of America? Ferguson, Missouri," Williams said.

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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