Beyonce Knowles - The Cussing Matriarch: Why Some Can't Handle Beyonce's 'Bow Down'

Bow Down, Beyonce’s latest single (and her first since giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter, her daughter and first child last year) sees the pop queen delivering her music at new, self-aggrandizing heights. Not content with sneaking back onto the scene, Beyonce made a huge statement with her Super Bowl performance, side-swiped the potentially devastating criticism she received about miming at Obama’s inauguration with grace and poise and she sure as hell wasn’t going to settle for any old chart-topper as her comeback single.

The track has gotten people twitching, some are put off by her cussing, some think the track is a little too aggressive for a woman that just sang the national anthem for the President. Essentially, the word is: “who do you think you are, Nicki Minaj?” It seems that some folk out there can’t quite stomach the thought of Beyonce playing the homely matriarch, hanging out with the Obamas AND being a little fierce and cussing a helluva lot, ordering her minions to “bow down, b**ches,” repeatedly. Over and over.

 Rush Limbaugh may have led the political charge against Bey (albeit a little misguided in its interpretation), but she’s also faced criticism from Keyshia Cole, who disagreed with Mrs Carter’s use of the word “bitches” in reference to fellow women. Either way you look at it. Beyonce’s done a decent job of asserting her authority. Bow Down? You almost certainly will once she gets seriously under way on the promo trail with the new album. All that regal imagery and provocative tour-titling (She’s named the tour the Mrs Carter Show, the first time she’s used her married name on professional terms)? Bey’s not going to rest until you’re all paying attention.  

Beyonce Knowles: Will she rise above the criticism?


Tags: Beyonce Knowles


More Beyonce Knowles

Results For MTV VMAs See Miley Cyrus And Beyonce As The Primary Winners

The results for MTV's Video Music Awards are in, with a mixture of the surprising and the obvious. Perhaps the two most important awards of...

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less...

Over A Year Later, Jay Z And Beyonce's Anniversary Trip To Cuba Got The "Okay" From The Treasury Dept

Cue the “no longer On The Run” jokes, as Beyonce and Jay Z are off the hook for their 2013 trip to Cuba. The Treasury...

Taylor Swift to Perform at the VMA's

The 24 year old star who moved to Tenneesee aged 14 to pursue a career in country music made the announcement whilst appearing on 'The...


Pop Stars You Never Knew Could Rap

Earlier this month, Beyonce released a remix of her track Flawless - featuring a guest spot from hip hop star Nicki Minaj.The track, which featured...

Beyonce To Receive Vanguard Award At The VMAs. But Mostly, YES, She Will Perform!

Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of...

Beyonce and Maroon 5 To Perform at VMAs

Beyonce and Maroon 5 have been announced as performers at the MTV Video Music Awards at the end of this month. Whilst Beyonce is no...

Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]

They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans...



Beyonce Knowles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beyonce Knowles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All