The incident took place at Atlanta's Lenox Mall
Police in Atlanta have issued a statement after a video showing a local man being arrested while singing Beyonce lyrics went viral.
A video posted online showed a man being handcuffed in Atlanta’s Lenox Mall while singing lyrics from the star’s recent single ‘Formation’. The clip shows the individual shouting the lyrics: “When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay”.
Following the arrest last week (May 7), a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department told NME: “The subject in the video seen singing loudly was detained briefly to avoid any further disturbances. Once he was relocated to the security office he advised that he was a psychiatric patient and had not taken his medication.”
The statement continued: “The officer on scene asked the subject if he wanted medical attention and he advised that he did and was very appreciative. There were no charges filed, however the subject received a Criminal Trespass warning from security at Lenox Mall stating that he could not return to the location.”
Last week, there was a police protest outside Beyoncé’s hometown show in Houston.
The gig, which took place at the NRG Stadiumon May 7, saw a group of officers who are also a part of the Coalition Of Police And Sherrifs (COPS) stand a mile away from the venue, shining a blue light towards it.
The group were likely protesting some of the singer’s recent performances, which have been described as “anti-police”. In the video for ‘Formation’, she sinks with a New Orleans police car while at her Super Bowl 50 halftime set, she and her backing dancers dressed as Black Panthers.