Amy Schumer Does a Strip Tease Following 'Formation' Spoof Controversy, Quotes Beyonce
By Jackie Willis
Like Beyonce, Amy Schumer is starting all that conversation.
On Friday, the 35-year-old comedian posted a spoof of Queen Bey's "Formation" music video, and while many of her fans found the video hilarious, others criticized it for being racially insensitive. "When on an island with @goldiehawn @iamwandasykes and Joan Cusack… you listen to @beyonce and get in formation," Schumer captioned the clip in question, which was featured on Tidal, Jay Z's music streaming site that also released the "Formation" music video in February.
On Monday night, Schumer posted a response to some of the backlash the spoof music video was receiving, along with a photo of herself posing in only her underwear. "You know you that b**ch when you cause all this conversation," she wrote, quoting Beyonce's "Formation" lyrics.
"Thanks for the exclusive release Tidal!" she added. "We had so much fun making this tribute. All love and women inspiring each other. #strongertogether."
From there, Schumer got a little goofy with her Instagram posts. An hour later, she shared a video of her taking off her pajama top while doing a strip tease dance. Once her top is off in the video, the music abruptly stops. "Where's the music?" Schumer quips.
Not long after that post, the Trainwreck star put up a video from bed that she captioned: "Grateful."
Insisting that she's "sober" in the selfie video, she tells her followers: "I'm grateful. I'm grateful for all of this sh*t. Grateful to be alive right now during this time. I hope you have a good day too."
At this year's Emmy Awards, Beyonce and Schumer faced off when the 35-year-old singer's visual album, Lemonade, went up against the comedian's stand-up show, Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo. They both lost out to other nominees.
During an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show in August, Schumer recalled meeting Beyonce at this year's Met Gala in New York City, and joked that she let Queen Bey know that she wasn't thrilled about being at the star-studded soiree. "I got to meet Beyonce and she was like, 'Is this your first Met Gala?'" Schumer recalled. "And I was like, 'It's my last.'"
She added, "I don't like it. I have no interest in fashion. ...I don't care."