Beyonce’s new single “Drunk In Love” is causing a stir at one radio station in London.
According to reports, executives at Bang Radio banned Jay Z’s verse from Bey’s popular track. In a statement, the Black Internet station claimed Jay’s “eat the cake Anna Mae I said eat the cake Anna Mae” lyrics promote domestic violence against women.
“The lyrics derive from the film What’s Love Got To Do With It – the biopic of Tina Turner and her abusive relationship with her husband Ike Turner,” Radio CEO Jennifer Ogole wrote. “The lyrics controversially imitate a scene of severe domestic violence within the film, displaying promotion of domestic violence against women; in this light BANG refuse to play the song lyrics from henceforth on our station.”
“We believe in the unity of women and music and in no way condone violence, domestic or otherwise, especially not through the power of music,” she continued. “Therefore, the decision has been made to wipe the stated lyrics from the song. We believe that ALL people, regardless of age, gender, sexuality or race should have the right to an enjoyable listen to our station without the promotion of such morals.”
“We stand firm with our values and principles in our passion for social justice,” the statement goes on. “Respectful of what our audience want to hear on BANG Radio, we feel this is the right action to take in regards to the controversial lyrics of the song and we will continue to serve in social equality for people through music and content on our station.”
This is the second track from Beyonce that has attracted controversy. “XO” recently made headlines for its use of a sound clip from the 1986 Challenger space shuttle tragedy.
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You know she has to throw in a gangsta pic.
Of course, she's the winner! Werk! (Check out who else she bought with her to the race: http://bit.ly/1m8KpXU)
Keeping it chic and simple in black and white!
Bey really needs to show us her workout regimen. ASAP.
Bey is serving retro-glam in her cat-eye sunglasses.
9. Beyonce & Blue
It looks like Blue is trying to tag along.
We're here for this all-denim look.
Looking fancy-free in floral.
Bey looks flawless in this floral set. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful we must carry it within us or we find it not. Emerson"
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Doesn't she look fabulous?
15. Beyonce & Jay Z
Bey shared an intimate picture of her and Jay when Bey was pregnant with Blue. How sweet!
16. Jay Z
Is Jay about to touch the sun?
Bey looks casual and glam on the beach.
We'll help her cheer to the good life!
Queen Bey looks amazing on her surfboard!
Beyonce looks near the sunset.
Bey rocked a cute hot pink jumpsuit.
22. Beyonce, Blue and Jay
Beyonce, Blue and Jay walked together and looked pretty happy while doing it.
Could we boogie with Beyonce at the rollerskating rink?
Beyonce had some fun after her "On The Run" tour at a roller skating rink.
Everyone has to fall on the rink sometimes. At least Beyonce looks graceful doing it.
Enjoying the skating rink with her crew. "Don't need no hateration holleratin' in this skatery😍Fun plex🐝"
How does she look fabulous all the time, even tying her skates?
Bey stepping onto the rink.
Who doesn't have time to laugh a little? We'd love to relax with Bey!
It must be nice to relax and chill after a performance. "Good morning 🐝"
Bey is working that camouflage set, honey!
32. Beyonce In A Short Set
We're totally into this short set!
33. Beyonce In All Patterns
Bey experimented with some colorful prints! WERK, girl!
Bey & Jay take a burger break on the set of "RUN."
Bey may look totally bad*** here, but she still keeps it fly with her lace.
Bey takes a fun pic with Blake Lively who made a guest cameo in "RUN."
The diva lines up against the wall with "RUN" co-stars Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones.
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49. Beyonce Loves Her Fur
The singer looked cool as ever in her fur with her Aaliyah tee.
50. Bey & Jay Get Close
The power couple make time for a little PDA.
51. Bey Poses With Lupita
This picture serves all kind of fabulous.
52. Bey Before Her Met Gala Reveal
The star looked elegant and luxurious in her black gown.
53. Bey Enjoys A Spring Day
54. Bey & Jay Keep It Cool With Erykah
This picture just screams "fabulous"!
55. Bey & Solange Get Cutesy
The sister duo look chic and fun.
56. Beyonce & Blue Ivy
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The hot mama dressed festive for the holiday.
The lovely singer posed in pastels.
How does she jump in the air that high with a skirt on?
The entertainer looks cute in her boots.
62. Jay Z & Nas
The two legends hung out backstage.
63. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple kept each other close all weekend.
64. Beyonce & Jay Z
Don't they look relaxed and happy?
Beyonce and Juelz are clearly having a good time.
66. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple enjoy a live set.
67. Juelz & Beyonce
If you look closely, Beyonce's face is peeking out of one of the circles.
The singer puts up the deuces for the camera.
69. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple looks relaxed and chill.
70. Beyonce & Jay Z
Bey and Jay hang out backstage.
Solange's big sister is all smiles during Solange's performance.
72. Beyonce Hugs Solange
Solange & Bey share an intimate moment on stage.
Bey poses it up in animal print.
The singer is surrounding by flashing lights and lasers during the festival.
75. Beyonce & Solange Hug It Out
The sisters are extremely playful on stage.
76. Beyonce & Solange Does A Two-Step
They literally danced the night away!
77. Beyonce & Solange
But, that BIG hair, though? In love.
78. Beyonce & Jay Z Are Unbothered
The two made a surprise visit and we're here for it.
79. Bey & Jay Look Gangsta
The couple stayed fresh during their visit.
80. Beyonce's Grill
The grill Beyonce wore at the festival.
81. Solange & Mama Tina Groove Together
Even Tina kept it cute over the weekend.
82. Beyonce Poses It Up
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83. Beyonce On A Polaroid
The superstar posed it up for the perfect shot.
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85. Beyonce & Blue
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The wind whips her hair back and forth.
The singer is all smiles near the water.
How does she remain this tight, though?!
Playing around, doing cartwheels.
90. Beyonce & Blue
Isn't Blue getting big?!
Bey hides behind a few tree branches.
92. Jay Z & Blue
Blue rides along with her dad.
93. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple coordinate in streetwear.
The singer looks on.
95. Beyonce & Jay
The couple smile for the cameras.
96. Beyonce & Jay
97. Beyonce & Jay
Are we loving Beyonce's curls?
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Bey watches the game.
99. Beyonce & Jay
The married twosome share a laugh.
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