Beyoncé Honors A Gay Man Fatally Stabbed While Dancing To Her Music
Beyoncé honors a gay man fatally stabbed while dancing to her music in Brooklyn, New York, over the weekend. Witnesses say that Sibley, a professional dancer and choreographer, was dancing and vogueing to music from Beyoncé's record "Renaissance" at a gas station late Saturday night.
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Beyoncé honors a gay man fatally stabbed while dancing to her music in Brooklyn, New York, over the weekend. Witnesses say that Sibley, a professional dancer, and choreographer, was dancing and vogueing to music from Beyoncé's record "Renaissance" at a gas station late Saturday night.
"Renaissance" was released a year to the day after Sibley was killed. It uses samples of house music from several Black gay artists and makes references to queer ballroom culture. The singer-songwriter, who is 41 years old, has a lot of gay fans. On Saturday, he was playing in the New York City area.
Beyoncé Honors Dancer Who Was Fatally Stabbed While Dancing to Her Music | E! News
Beyoncé is bringing attention to a beloved dancer who died in a sad way. Witnesses told that 28-year-old dancer O'Shae Sibley was dancing and vogueing to the Grammy winner's music at a Brooklyn gas station on July 29 when a group of men told him to stop.
Beyoncé is an internationally renowned American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, USA. Beyoncé gained fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the girl group Destiny's Child, which became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
After Destiny's Child disbanded, Beyoncé pursued a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed albums. Her music spans various genres, including R&B, pop, hip-hop, and soul. Some of her most famous songs include "Crazy in Love," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," "Halo," and "Formation."
After "a few fights and back-and-forth arguing," one of the guys "pulled out a knife and stabbed him" in the torso, a witness told. The police are looking into the event to see if it was a hate crime. Soon after he died, Beyoncé added a tribute to him to the top of her website. It said, "Rest in Power O' Shae Sibley."
Witnesses say that a group of guys approached Sibley at the gas station and told him to stop dancing. The witnesses also said that Sibley tried to calm things down before he was stabbed in the middle of his body. On Sunday, Sibley's friend Otis Pena posted a video on Facebook about the fatal stabbing, which he said he saw.
They murdered him because he’s gay, because he stood up for his friends. His name was O’Shae, and you all killed him. You all murdered him right in front of me.- Otis Pena
In the last year, there have been a lot more anti-LGBTQ protests all over the country, which is when Sibley was stabbed.
A new report by the Crowd Counting Consortium, a research group that keeps track of the size of political protests, says that since June 2022, there have been an average of 39 anti-LGBTQ protests across the country every month. From January 2017 to May 2022, the group only reported three protests per month.
In recent months, the protests have been in the newsbecause they happened in New York City, which has the most LGBTQ people of any city in the country, according to the Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA Law.
At least three times in June, which is LGBTQ Pride Month, dozens of Pride flags were torn down or damaged at the Stonewall National Monument. This is the site of an uprising in June 1969 that is widely seen as a turning point in the modern gay rights movement.
O'Shae Sibley, who was 28 at the time, was vogueing and listening to Beyoncé when a group of guys told him to stop. The words "Rest in Power O'Shae Sibley" were written across the homepage of Beyoncé's website after the news of his death. Sibley was a skilled dancer. The cops said that the hate crimes unit was working on the case. At this point, nobody has been caught.