You Must Watch This Police Officer Kill Beyonce’s “Formation” Routine
Some mornings you just need a little something to make you smile, am I right? Well let this video be your something today because Lieutenant Deuntay Diggs certainly turned my frown upside down after I watched him kill Beyonce’s “Formation” routine during a Homecoming pep rally at North Stafford High School.
The 2nd Lieutenant for the county sheriff’s office in Stafford, Virginia, did not come to play during his appearance, even though he told Buzzfeed, “I basically learned the choreography the night before I performed it for the first time.”
He explained, “I’m a huge Beyoncé fan. So the night before, I just watched her video on YouTube over and over again, and then I memorized it, practiced it, and the next day I did it.”
As you can see in the video, the students loved every minute of the routine.
Diggs, 31, has been serving in Stafford for eight years and told Buzzfeed he’s the first openly gay cadet to attend the Virginia Military Institute, and the first openly gay deputy to serve at the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. He also shared that he originally cancelled his performance at the high school October 14 when he found out three days prior that his mother has terminal cancer. However, after sharing his dancing videos with his mother in the hospital his mind was changed.
“We’re sitting there talking and I said, ‘Well, I want you at my wedding because we’re supposed to dance together.’ And she hasn’t seen any of my dancing videos. So we sat and laughed for a little bit and watched the videos, and she said, ‘Well, I want you to keep on dancing.’ So I came back and I told them I wasn’t going to cancel.”
Diggs and his partner of seven years, Benjamin Leitner, a technology resource teacher at North Stafford High School, are getting married on July 7, 2017, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His mother has only been given two months to live.
“The reason I’m doing this is to show kids that they can make it, that they can survive, that they can be successful,” he said. “I’ve been very fortunate, at this time when people look negatively upon law enforcement, that I’m able to change that narrative and open up some conversations and engage with people.
“That’s what this is about, loving one another and agreeing to disagree, but being respectful.”