LISTEN: Beyoncé's 'Bow Down/I Been On'
By Benjamin Lindsay
Sure, Beyoncé is the classiest of class acts, but she saves a hard hood mentality for behind closed doors. Setting the record straight, Queen Bey takes to the mic on her new track, “Bow Down/I Been On”:
“I took some time to live my life, but don't think I'm just his little wife/Don't get it twisted, get it twisted, this my shit, bow down bitches."
The song—presumably for her as-of-yet unannounced upcoming album—is produced by industry heavyweight Hit-Boy, producer of Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Ni**as in Paris.”
"Boy, you know you love it how we smart enough to make them millions / Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business."
“Bow Down” is already facing backlash with some fans claiming it’s an overproduced hip-hop mess, but that's exactly what was said about “Run the World (Girls)." Sure enough, then came Bey’s stellar performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the magic that is the rest of 4. Sit this one out, and “Bow Down” might just grow on you.