The "Formation" songstress paid tribute to Kaepernick in her introduction, and shared her appreciation for the outspoken, public political gesture he started when he took a knee during the national anthem during the 2016-17 NFL season, protesting police brutality and racial inequality.
"Thank you for your selfless heart, and your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice," Beyonce shared. "Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion—only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception. To change the way we treat each other—especially people of color. We’re still waiting for the world to catch up."
"It’s been said that racism is so American that when we protest racism, some assume we’re protesting