Beyonce’s ‘Partition’ Causes Middle School Controversy
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Beyonce’s last album was considered pretty edgy by most music critics, but the edge worked for her because the album went platinum in one week and so far just by the additional sales it’s picked up this year, it’s sold more copies than any other album released this year.
However, parents at a Mississippi middle school are furious because the band actually performed “Partition” at one of the halftime shows.
WAPT 16 News writes:
After the Northwest Middle School band played the song, some parents called WAPT-TV and others posted complaints on Facebook.
The school has banned the song from its playlist.
“Several parents felt it was inappropriate, while others said they had no problem with it,” a Jackson Public Schools representative said.
The JPS representative said the principal talked to concerned parents and apologized.