Police and Beyoncé fans alike got in formation on opposite sides outside of the star's Houston concert Saturday.
A police group called the Coalition for Police and Sheriffs (C.O.P.S.) held a small protest outside of Beyoncé's sold-out concert at NRG Stadium, claiming that the imagery used in the music video for her song Formation and her following Super Bowl performance are anti-law enforcement.
"Some of her performances we believe to be anti-police," Tony Ragsdale, a member of the Pasadena Police Department and C.O.P.S., told CBS affiliate KHOU-11.
The police group stood silently in protest near the concert, shining a large blue light into NRG Stadium, where the 34-year-old pop star was on the fifth stop of her Formation world tour.
Fans who attended the concert disagreed with protesters' claims. Concert-goer Mitchell Moser told KHOU-11, "That's stupid, she's not against cops."
In an April interview with Elle Magazine, Beyoncé dismissed the claims that her music is anti-police. "I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers," she said. "Anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken."