While you were sleeping, Beyonce pulled another sneak attack and dropped that “Flawless” remix featuring Nicki Minaj we told you was coming…and it’s explosive!
If you thought Sasha Fierce had come back to play on the first version of the track that’s filled with unapologetic candor that Beyonce had never really gone there with before (“This my sh*t, bow down b*tches”) she definitely ups the ante in the remix. Bey lets us know what time it is in the opening lines of the song, where she spits: “these thots can’t clock me nowadays!” Let’s pause. Did you ever think you’d see the day that Beyonce used a acronym like “thot” (that hoe over there), like it’s nothing? The megastar is officially done playing nice with whoever set her off and her naysayers, in general. “You can say what you want…I’m the sh*t,” she belts on repeat later in the song, but before she gets to that she has some other business to tend to.
So as we know, the world has been waiting for Mrs. Carter to say something about that very public family feud in which we all saw Solange beat Jay Z like he stole something. Beyonce seemly avoided all parts of the Met Ball brawl opting to shrink to the back of the elevator, before emerging from it all with a pageant smile for the people. The incident was followed with a neat and tidy press statement that the family released as a united front to squash weeks of speculation about what actually happened. Well, now Bey’s addressing it through song, in a much less PC way than she has to date:
“We escalating, up in this bit*h like elevators/Of course, sometimes sh*t goes down when its a billion dollars on the elevator/Of course, sometimes sh*t goes down when its a billion dollars on the elevator“
Yep, she says it twice and adds a cash register sound effect and a hearty laugh, so we know it’s real.
Rumors that Jay Z and Beyonce are headed for divorce have run rampant since Cartergate popped off and have only gained traction as the couple has traveled on their current On The Run tour. But when it comes to speculation that her sister and husband’s altercation might be the demise of The Throne, The Queen seems to be brushing off the chatter and sending the message that sometimes it bees like that.
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Beyonce has so much going on in this remix that she didn’t really need an assist, but Nicki jumps in and offers her own jolting lyrics that demand attention.”Like MJ doctor, they killing me/Propofol, I know they hope I fall,” she raps in reference to the drug that contributed to the death of Michael Jackson (still too soon?). The Young Money rapper also crowns herself the “Queen of Rap,” among other proclamations, and notes she’s “slaying with Queen Bey.” Nicki’s bars feel especially unnecessary considering the original version of “Flawless” featured thought-provoking insights from activist and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s famous TED Talk “We Should All Be Feminists,” but The Beyhive and Barbz will likely be here for this union.
Listen to the “Flawless” remix below and tell us what you think:
Check out this gallery to see even more times Beyonce has subtly addressed the recent rumors about her:
1. Beyonce & Jay Z: Still Crazy In Love
Beyonce and Jay Z have been hounded by divorce rumors ever since the public found out that her sister, Solange, attacked him an elevator after the Met Gala in May. The "Grown Woman" diva hasn't had much to say about the gossip, though. That's because she prefers to let her Instagram do the talking.
2. Beyonce & Jay Z: Still Crazy In Love
Despite chatter that they're in counseling to save the marriage (while she shops for a separate home), the couple looks pretty blissful if you watch Bey's social media. Check out all of the times Beyonce's shut down rumors of a split!
3. September 6, 2014
That time they were seen walking in Italy together, holding on to each other tightly.
4. September 1, 2014
That time they were seen snuggling up together to watch Kanye West perform at Made In America in L.A.
5. August 15, 2014
That time she took Blue AND Jay with her to the race track.
6. August 9, 2014
That time Beyonce wore a Carter jersey, repping number 4.
7. July 31, 2014
That time she thoroughly enjoyed Jay Z stealing a smooch and remembering an amazing show, writing, "Thank you Seattle."
8. July 26, 2014
That time Beyonce and Jay enoyed sipping cocktails on the beach at sunset.
9. July 27, 2014
That time Beyonce said (in photo-form) that she thinks Jay makes the sun rise and set.
10. July 29, 2014
That time she reminded everyone that her "favorite hue is JayZ Blue"
11. July 12, 2014
That time they were hugged up on stage, and she captioned her pic with lyrics from one of his hits, writing, "Concrete jungle where dreams are made of!"
12. July 25, 2014
That time Hov made sure his queen was sitting a little higher in the throne!
13. July 3, 2014
That time she took a moment while luxuriating in ocean to throw up The Roc!
14. July 3, 2014
That time Bey and Jay went for a walk in some glittering water.
15. June 29, 2014
That time they toasted a job well done after a show for their On The Run Tour!
16. June 29, 2014
That time they shared a smooch on stage for all their fans to enjoy
17. July 21, 2014
That time Jay, Bey and Blue went for a walk in New Orleans and had this adorable family moment.
18. July 10, 2014
That time Beyonce reminded Toronto that she and Hov are still Bonnie & Clyde of the new millenium!
19. June 16, 2014
That time Jay passed the mic to his equally talented wife!
20. June 15, 2014
That time Beyonce shared a sweet father-daughter moment, writing,"Happy Father's Day."
21. June 13, 2014
That time she blasted rumors she removed her marital tattoo with this picture featuring some fresh ink!