Ooooh, you guys, you won't BELIEVE what Keyshia Cole went and said about Beyonce! She totally dissed Queen Bey, in public and everything! It's, like, can you even imagine the incredible courage it took to type those inflammatory comments and hit the Tweet button? This lady has some SERIOUS moxie and has a downright masterful touch in bringing up many of the complex societal criticisms of Beyonce's new song, "Bow Down/I Been On"!
I'm kidding, of course. I can barely even understand Cole's tweets without a ghetto textspeak translator, and bashing someone on Twitter is about as chickenshit as it gets. Truly, whatever respect Cole might have earned by questioning the message in Beyonce's new track, she lost it in the delivery.
So apparently there's been some controversy about Beyonce's lyrics in "Bow Down/I Been On." While the superstar has always advocated the empowerment of women, the track (which is actually a snippet of two separate songs) includes lines like:
I know when you were little girls/ You dreamt of being in my world/ Don’t forget it/ Respect that/ Bow down bitches/ Don’t get it twisted this is my shit
Here's the song, if you want to take a listen:
It's the "bow down bitches" line that shocked some fans, and prompted fellow R&B singer Keyshia Cole to post the following:
(Okay, I know "smh" is "shaking my head," but can one of you younguns help me out with FOH?)
I guess I understand what she's saying: Beyonce's carefully cultivated female-friendly brand doesn't really mesh up with this new instruction for bitches to bow down.
Still, Cole's not earning many new admirers with her Twitter smackdown. As one fan put it,
Keyshia Cole and Chris Brown are two artists that really shouldn't have twitter accounts.
Personally, I think the whole thing sounds like sour grapes on Cole's part. She's basically saying that she's been foul-mouthed and obnoxious all along, and who does Beyonce think she is, suddenly taking her polished persona into grittier territory? Well, frankly, she sounds like a multi-platinum artist and global superstar who can do -- and say -- whatever the hell she wants. Cole may not want to bow down, but Beyonce doesn't really need to worry about keeping it "real." Her reality is that she's one of the most famous recording stars in the freaking world, and I think it's highly unlikely that any controversy over a rough lyric or two will hurt her upcoming album sales.
What do you think about Beyonce's new lyrics? Do you think Keyshia Cole has a point?
Image via Keyshia Cole