Sparks flew when The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren invited radio personality Charlamagne Tha God on her program Monday to discuss their differences regarding Black Lives Matter and Beyonce’s recent Super Bowl halftime performance.
Tha God named Lahren the “Donkey of the Day” on his radio program for commentary she offered about Beyonce’s tribute to Malcolm X and the Black Panthers at Super Bowl 50.
Regarding the performance, Lahren said, “This isn’t about equality, this is about ramrodding an aggressive agenda down our throats and using fame and entertainment value to do so.”
On her program Monday, the Blaze TV host told Tha God, “When you go to the Super Bowl and you’re celebrating a day when everyone to come together, you don’t stand up and salute a terrorist organization like the Black Panthers.”
“I would never support a group that was a White Supremacist group or any other group — I don’t condone that. There are better leaders than Malcolm X and the Black Panthers,” she added.
“They committed acts of terror. They were a group that responded with violence, to violence, with violence,” Lahren responded. “I don’t believe that’s the way, Martin Luther King didn’t believe that was the way.”
Ultimately, Charlamagne Tha God asked Lahren, “Why are you trying to deflect from what Beyoncé was trying to bring attention to, which is police brutality?” He contended that people should not have viewed her performance of Formation, as anti-police, but anti-police brutality.
As reported by Western Journalism, the music video for and the lyrics of Formation contain strong Black Lives Matter references.
Regarding the Blacks Lives Matter, the radio host charged that Lahren was “lying,” because she is “saying all the Black Lives Matter movement is wrong because you may have a few bad apples.”
Lahren replied, “There are several who have great intentions, but the movement has changed. It has become something that has been a method of intimidation, and it’s led to de-policing, and you and I can disagree about this all day long,” but pointed out a message coming from Black Lives Matter supporters are shouts of “Death to the Police.”