It was Beyonce’s backing band that were in the news yesterday, rather than
the diva herself, after they helped stop a carjacking in West Palm Beach,
Florida. The singer’s drummer Nisan Stewart, guitarist Shaun Carrington and
bassist Kern Brantley all helped stop the carjacking of 91-year-old Reynold
Caleen by pulling their rented minivan out in front of his car as vehicle thief Malcolm Clemons tried to drive it away. The trio then chased Clemons on foot and held him until police arrived.
Commenting on the incident Beyonce’s father and manager, Mathew Knowles,
told reporters: “We try to employ those individuals that fall under the criteria set forth by Beyoncé: talent, passion, work ethics and overall being just a good person. So we are not surprised that the members of her band were good citizens, yet we are very proud of their efforts of bravery.”