The death of Mario Woods, who was shot by police in San Francisco in December, was thrust onto the world stage when Beyoncé's backup dancers held up a sign demanding 'justice' and making a black power salute.
But now the man whose stabbing set in motion the chain of events which ended with Woods being shot has gone public to tell Daily Mail Online what really happened.
Marcel Gardner decided to break his silence to tackle claims that Woods, 26, had not stabbed anyone before his death.
Gardner also made clear that he does not condone the police shooting, but said that it was right for the full truth to be known.
Gardner, 26, was attacked and stabbed minutes before Woods, also 26, was cornered by police and shot 21 times.
Until now little had been revealed about how Woods stabbed a man and had been high on drugs.
Gardner told how Woods, who was carrying a kitchen knife, circled his car 'like a shark' and appeared to be high on drugs when he launched his stabbing attack, wounding Gardner in his left arm.
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And for an interesting take on the hypocritical Beyonce read this...She is the queen of contradictions, in fact — fighting for black rights after years of being derided as 'too white' in her cultural outlook and appearance; claiming to be a feminist when her act would shame a stripper; and lionising Marxist revolutionaries when she is one of pop's most money-minded stars.