Beyonce is letting someone know how she really feels. The Queen released a new single entitled “Bow Down” Sunday night where she raps and swears quite a bit.
Whether or not the song ends up on her album, it is certainly a fire starter, and different from anything we’ve ever heard on any of her previous albums.
The “Bow Down” section — produced by Hit Boy, who also handled the controversial Jay-Z & Kanye West hit “In Paris,” with its spacey synths and driving beat — features Beyoncé singing sweetly,
“I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world. Don’t forget it. Respect that. Bow down [expletive].”
She gets a bit fiercer as she refers to husband Jay-Z,
“I took my time to live my life, but don’t think I’m just his little wife. Don’t get it twisted, this is my [expletive].”
The song then shifts into a grand operatic piece that has been used in commercials previewing her upcoming “Mrs. Carter World Tour” and then moves into the “I Been On” bit of the clip, which features Bey rapping over a beat that’s in the chopped-and-screwed style from her hometown of Houston, with her voice altered to make it sound like a man.
In the rap, she boasts, like countless rappers,
“I been on, I been on, tell me who gon’ take me off.”
However, she gets more personal as the song goes on, representing Houston and talking of her past, offering shoutouts to Willie D of the Geto Boys and UGK, even delivering a bit of UGK’s “Something Good.”
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