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  • alwaysreadyinnyc alwaysreadyinnyc Mar 21, 2013 11:27 AM Flag

    BEYONCE dedicates new song to Moochelle - " BOW DOWN BEAATCH!"

    "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 Beeatches

    While many of her fans are celebrating the song as playful and innovative, the lyrics are in direct contrast to past statements she has made about wanting to inspire other women to enter and be successful in the music industry. She once said, "When I was younger I wish I had more females who played instruments to look up to.... I just wanted to do something which would inspire other young females to get involved in music so I put together an all-woman band.”

    While intentionally deciding to have an all-woman band was a cutting-edge and progressive decision for Beyonce to make, why would she undermine it by releasing a song that says she reigns supreme over other women? As a mother and sister, how does she not see a problem in referring to women as “b--ches” and “tricks”? Does she get a pass for being domineering and crass whenever her alter-ego Sasha Fierce decides to resurface?

    Women are often said to be incapable of sharing space in arenas of power. The media exploits this popular thought, particularly in relation to black women, whenever it depicts violence amongst women on reality television shows and highlights feuds between leading women like Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on “American Idol.” We’ve even seen this in the nonsensical coverage of Keyshia Cole’s recent tweets criticizing Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and calling Beyonce “self-righteous” for “Bow Down.”

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