Rush Limbaugh Slams Beyonce, "Bow Down" Message

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Keyshia Cole has some unexpected, anti-Beyonce company. Rush Limbaugh is going off on the star and her controversial single "Bow Down / I Been On."

The conservative talk-radio host ripped Jay-Z's wife for what he deemed a "180" in the image department and abandoning her feminist credibility.

"[Destiny's Child] songs were attempts to inspire young women not to take any grief from men. She's done a 180," said Limbaugh of the music superstar.

"Beyonce, now having been married, having been impregnated and giving birth to Blue Ivy," Rush added. "She's got a new song, 'Bow, Down Bitches.'"

"Beyonce is now saying, 'Go ahead and put up with it!'"

"You know why? I'll tell you why. Because she married a rich guy. She's even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour… She has shelved Beyonce."

"She now understands it's worth it to bow down."

Limbaugh also cited an editorial in U.K.'s The Telegraph by a woman angered by B's allegedly new direction away from the "Independent Women" champion.

Rush, of course, may not have listened to the song that closely and may be taking her lyrics partially (if not entirely) out of context ... big shocker.

A more likely interpretation of "Bow Down"' is it's a tough message aimed at any upstart singers hoping to challenge her place on the pop throne.

In fact, when the singer does mention Jay-Z, she does so in the following way: "I took some time to live my life, but don't think I'm just his little wife."

Moreover, naming her tour The Mrs. Carter Show was more a playful nod to her role as Hov's other half than a real command for women to be subservient.

Rush isn't the only one to react in such fashion, however. R&B star Keyshia Cole, as we previously reported, also slammed the new track from Knowles.

"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," she wrote.

What do you think? Do you agree with Rush and Keyshia? Or is Beyonce being misinterpreted by people who just want to knock her down a peg?

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