According the VIBE magazine, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan did an interview with Hip Hop Since 1987 in which he openly criticized Beyoncé, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj for their choice of attire.
"Look at Rihanna, look at Nicki Minaj and look at Beyoncé," he said. "These are some of the most beautiful women you could find...These are the people who set styles. Today we strip the women of their clothes, how can a man think straight looking at the beauty of Beyoncé?"
Unfortunately, he continued his sexist rant by addressing Bey's hubby. "Jay Z is a good man, Jay Z is a good manager, but now, your woman is on display," he said. "Do you want men looking at your woman, being tempted by your woman, to make advances at your woman?"
Pardon us while we roll our eyes at the suggestion that Bey only attracts attention because of her clothing. Never mind the fact that she's a world-renowned singer, actress, philanthropist and "Grown Woman" who constantly encourages women to be independent and make choices that suit them, regardless of outside expectations. Furthermore, his statement implies that women aren't capable of making their own decisions and also holds us responsible for the way men react to our appearances.
We seriously doubt either Bey or Jay will respond to the minister's request, but we imagine Bey would simply dismiss it with a side-eye and a fabulous hair flip, which is really all it deserves. But if she does address it, she'll probably do it in true Beyoncé fashion by releasing yet another one of her kick-a** female empowerment anthems.
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