Rush Limbaugh ripped Beyoncé for supposedly abandoning her "Independent Women" principles on her new song "Bow Down" — but apparently he didn't actually listen to the lyrics before running his mouth.
The controversial talk-radio host called Beyoncé a gold digger who now "bows down" to her husband Jay-Z.
"[Destiny's Child] songs were attempts to inspire young women not to take any grief from men. She's done a 180," Limbaugh said. "Beyoncé, now having been married, having been impregnated and giving birth to Blue Ivy… she's got a new song, 'Bow Down, Bitches'… Beyoncé is now saying, 'Go ahead and put up with it!'"
"You know why? I'll tell you why," he continued. "Because she married a rich guy. She's even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour… She has shelved Beyoncé… She now understands it's worth it to bow down."
Unfortunately Limbaugh did not actually listen to the song's lyrics, it seems, rather simply depended on a questionable mix of interpreting the song title and her tour name to create a furor among Bey's fans for publicity's sake. If he had actually paid attention to those lyrics he'd see they do not refer to a woman bowing down to a man but to other pop stars thinking of usurping her position as Queen.
"I know when you were little girls/You dreamt of being in my world/Don't forget it, don't forget it/Respect that. Bow down, bitches," she sings.
And as far as "bowing down" to her husband, she puts that to rest in the song too, singing, "I took some time to live my life/But don't think I'm just his little wife."
Limbaugh isn't the only one to take issue with Beyoncé's new tune, though. R&B star Keisha Cole is also not a fan. She tweeted, "First 'Women need to Stick together' now bitches better Bow. Smh. But it's all G! Chicks stay shooting the s**t. But when I speak my mind it's a prob."
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