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?

Butch blosc

Would Mr. & Mrs. Carter classify Michelle, Sasha, and Malia as bitches, tricks, or hoes? Guess Obama's afraid to ask.

@ Butch Blosc

Dude, you are one of the best posters on the interwebz. I always love your stuff. Keep up the first rate posts. Everyone here in New Zealand raves about your posts.

Butch blosc

"I told my crew to smack that trick." A real feminist, that Beyonce. Chris Brown smacks his tricks, that's for sure, and in the Black music world, that's acceptable and expected. OK with the Obama's, too, apparently.


If you give your enemies fuel to burn you beyonce you deserve it. I think she needs to retink her stratergy cause rihanna and others are starting to over shadow you and your insecurities are coming out on this track,remember dont let fame go to your head stay a good influence

Rose renee
@ power

wtf has this got to do with the Obama's .....get a life you idiot....

@ Rose Renee

Theyre the Obamas best friends and their music disrespects women. Youre OK with that? Thats pretty pathetic!

@ Rose Renee

Hey husband that my two daughters you got a three girl

@ Rose Renee

And what does obama have to so with this article, you dumb, loose coochie azz harlot

@ ShutUpBytch

That was supposed to be at power lol


People take things way 2 serious, bey is for entertainnent purposes only. listen to her or any other entertainer's song if u fucks and keep it moving.

Nyasha champ

First and foremost when have Beyonce Knowles become a political figure? Because in my eyes I only see her as in entertainment figure in society. There are a lot more pressing issues on the docket then what Mrs. Carter is singing today. This is an uncalled for and a ridiculous Media distraction. Answer this question is Beyonce Knowles new song about bowing down going to stop a nuclear strike from North Korea? I seriously don't think so. I need the United States to get back to the issues at hand and it still be on say no song can save the United States from any nuclear a text then reported in the news as something with significant importance. please stick to the issues at hand and let your grandchildren worry about it Beyonce is doing. in other words grow up!


well well well wonder what michelle obama has to say about her wonderful idol now.


If her message about bowing down for those that always criticize her and wish her ill then I support her. If it's for all women in general then I think that is just petty and cruel. If it's for those up and coming artistes that aspire to be where she is now then that is also petty and cruel because when she was coming up in the music industry then I don't think that is nice, that is so cruel to say give someone a chance, you have all that wealth and you still don't want anyone to be blessed the same way come on now that's greedy. No one was telling her to bow down so outright and bold. If they were then she should let us know who is that petty, small minded, childish, cruel individual.


who cares?


I believe their Misinterpeting her. This just
She's human so of course shes producing change in her personal life being a wife, a new mother, business woman and music star! People change for all sorts of reality purposes. Shes living her life being a voice, shes not physically hurting anyone by this Song. Your frustation should be more respected- its just a 'venting' song. There have been sooo many music artist thts come to the music scene in all types of music, so she needs to keep the crowd at a standpoint! Then u have her husbands artist(we wont call any names) so she has to come out "knockin doors dwn". This isnt s Destinys child album its MrsCater and its just showing a strong independent classy but dnt get it twisted Im still Queen B new Bi**ches whose shining while Ive laid low and watched enough. Back to Beyonce a More Matured Sleek Kind of Persona. My God this ole guy should be worrying abt politics and greater eating habits.
She's been On...


Both are haters! Stop critiquing everything this woman does. Can Beyonce live!!!!!!

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