In case you were living under a rock or didn’t log on to the Internet this weekend, Beyonce released a surprise remix of “Flawless” that has many people, including #TeamBeautiful readers, in a tizzy. The rambunctious track, that features the (self-proclaimed) Queen of Rap Nicki Minaj, has Beyonce rapping–yes, rapping–about the infamous elevator fight (and other things like her “baby mama” assets and being the s**t. )
The lyrics were shocking, but we were more surprised by the reaction from you all on #TeamBeautiful’s Facebook. We totally love to hear our readers’ opinions and have always been interested in hearing why you all feel the way you do. Well, this weekend, beauties, some of you explained, and commented under the “Flawless” remix story with critiques, comparisons and why you may have preferred the original version of Flawless with Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche on her album.
Here’s what some of you had to say:
“Beyonce and Nicki M are both pretty women. This song takes Beyonce down a notch of decency. She degraded herself big time. One would already expect that of Nicki M.” — Kathy Williams
“Sorry, I couldn’t even finish listening to it. Just straight ignorance. What’s up with all the cursing? Does that mean they’re hard? All the profanity is basically saying you have nothing to say…ijs.” — Monica Beasley-Robinson
“*shaking my head* I knew it was going to be horrible before I even pressed play. Yup, just about that. There are quite a few billionaires who don’t let s**t “escalate” on an elevator. Beyonce’s rap is saying the same thing she said on her album, and actually the one on the CD is better. And Nicki’s verse? I still can’t understand why she made a point of talking about how she writes her rhymes. They’re awful. Did ANYBODY hear Remy Ma’s newly released track “They Don’t Love You More”? That one track was better than Nicki’s entire career. *waving wrist* Carry on. I REALLY REALLY preferred the classier version. I think she still is classy, but I see why The Dream said what he did (on The Breakfast Club). Somebody is in her ear telling her being gangsta and ratchet is somehow cooler. We’ve got enough of that on reality TV. She’s a breath of fresh air when she took the high road.” — Shamontiel Vaughn
“If being a billionaire causes elevator fights, the family that owns Walmart would be mixing it up every time they saw an elevator. I like Beyoncé, and I think she has maximized her talents in the marketplace. However, her music has become predictable. The only thing her music seems to focus on is materialism and her physique. Like her husband, she has chosen style over substance.” — Sharon Avery
“Too much going on in the song …. It’s all over the place; should have just stuck to the original and she really didn’t address nothing about the elevator fight….!!!! If bragging talking about a billion dollars on the elevator was explaining …..( NEXT ) just a way for obsessed fans to go nuts, more money to put into her pocket off this, she knows her and Nicki together are big names and they can talk about a potato sack and it’s (gonna) sell (lol). I love the original song better.” –Crystal LaEtta Williams
“Beyonce just got played. Nikki used her to come up, she sounds too pretty in this song. Trina would’ve been a better sound. Bey, we see straight through you. #upgradeyourblueprint” — DeAnn Ranzy
“I want the old Beyonce back. Not trying offend anyone but I remember when she kept it classy.” — Anita Mack-Keys
“This song sounds like an argument!!” — Joseph Ruff
“So…it went from a song empowering women to a song about thirsty b**ches. I think I heard….THOT? Yea, super wack.” — BMarie Austin
“No tea, no shade, but after so much hype, this track was a let down. The fans deserved an original, tightly written, freshly produced song. A billion dollars in the elevator blah, blah, blah, but what happened in the studio??? It seems (like) if u want good music, you gotta keep these artists hungry.” — Rachel Fambro
Let us know what you think, beauties, by taking our poll. Do you like the remix or do you prefer the original?
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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!