In the song, released Sunday on her official Tumblr account, the Grammy winner, who has said she transforms into a character she calls “Sasha Fierce” on stage, uses two words unheard of in her music before, including the B-word.
The lyric everyone is taking notice of is as follows:
“I know when you were little girls/You dreamt of being in my world/Don’t forget it, don’t forget it/ Respect that/Bow down, b**ches,”
The reactions were loud and clear and a complete rejection of her. Take a look:
EEW Magazine’s President & CEO, Dianna Hobbs. “Please do NOT email me any more links to Beyonce s new single ‘Bow Down,’ wrote the award-winning urban media specialist in a Facebook post Sunday.“It is profane, vulgar and I’m not amused. Here’s my scriptural response: Matthew 23:12. Thank you.”
Pastor Riva Tims “ Teaching my children, don’t get caught up in the outer appearance of a person, how much money they have, members they have, talent they have. Just look at their fruit to discern their lives so you can be aware and know how to minister ppl effectively. Matt 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits . Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. (I was hoping this video was some kind of fluke)”I listened to the song.
Fellow artists questioned her actions
I liked it… love Beyonce, but I honestly think that Jay-Z is putting thoughts in her head.- Mayte Garcia
Make sure to Read Hello Beautiful review: PRESS PLAY: Beyonce Tells Haters To ‘Bow Down’
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