Beyonce has released, without a doubt, the most claws-out song of her career with “Bow Down.” And yet, conservative punchline Rush Limbaugh thinks she’s suggesting that girls – who, BTW, run the world – “bow down” to their husbands.
On the brief track, which she released Sunday in conjunction with “I Been On,” Bey demands respect, and not just from the patriarchy. “Bow down, bitches,” she tells the female haters.
“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 / 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.”
Essentially: Y’all just jealous.
“‘Bow Down, Bitches’ is the new tune,” Limbaugh said on Wednesday (March 20). “A total 180. Beyonce’s now saying, ‘Go ahead and put up with it,’ and you know why? I’ll tell you why. Because she got married. She’s married to rich guy. She’s even calling herself ‘Mrs. Carter’ on the tour. She has shelved Beyonce. She’s no longer being called that. She’s gonna call herself ‘Mrs. Carter’ on the Bow Down, Bitches Tour [Ed. note: nope, not the title]. That’s the title of the single that’s fronting the tour. The advice to these women is, ‘Go ahead and put up with it. Put up with it now. Bow down, b-i-itches,’ because why? She got married. She married the rich guy and she now understands. She now understands it’s worth it to bow down, and so now she’s passing on this advice.”
It’s funny that Mr. Limbaugh should bring up Jay-Z’s wealth, since Beyonce has more highly-visible (and highly-lucrative) brand endorsement deals than her husband, ranging from Pepsi to H&M and everything in between.