Annie Lennox is not impressed with Beyonce, or the praise Beyonce receives as a feminist, at least. Allow the venerable electro-pop great to explain.
In an interview with GLBT site PrideSource, Lennox called out the singer's feminist values, and not just because of Sunday's Beyonce wardrobe malfunction.
Referring specifically to last month's Beyonce VMA performance, she said, "I would call that 'feminist lite.' L-I-T-E. I'm sorry. It's tokenistic to me."
"I mean, I think she's a phenomenal artist - I just love her performances - but I'd like to sit down [with her]. I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artists."
"I'd like to listen to them. I'd like to hear what they truly think."
"[A lot of them take] the word hostage, using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism. No, I don't."