Beyoncé Enlists Madonna For ‘Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)’
Beyoncé surprises with a remix of her Renaissance single “Break My Soul” featuring pop queen Madonna. Released exclusively for download on Beyonce.com, “Queens Remix” interpolates Madonna’s ’90s classic “Vogue.”
On the 6-minute track, Queen Bey pays homage to ballroom culture as well as other female superstars starting with “queen mom Madonna”, Aaliyah, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Whitney Houston, Chloe x Halle and, of course, sister Solange.
The shouts continue with Kelly Rowland, Lauryn Hill, Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Tierra Whack, Missy Elliott, Grace Jones (twice) and Jill Scott. “Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo,” she sings.
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Earlier in the week, Beyoncé released her 4-track Break My Soul Remixes EP to streaming services, including remixes from will.i.am and Honey Dijon.
Meanwhile, Madonna can also be heard on the official remix to Saucy Santana’s “MATERIAL GWORRLLLLLLLL!”
Beyoncé is taking action after catching heat for one of her Renaissance lyrics.
The singer’s new album arrived Friday and some fans quickly took notice of an offensive term used on the standout song “Heated,” which includes the ableist slur “spaz.”
“Spazzin’ on that ass, spazz on that ass,” Beyoncé sings on the track, which includes writing credits from Drake.
The word “spaz” has often been used to describe losing “physical or emotional control,” but its origin is from “spastic,” which refers to an individual suffering from a disability which makes it difficult for them to control their muscles, especially in their arms and legs.
Amid the controversy, Beyoncé’s team promptly responded, telling Variety that the offensive lyric will be removed from “Heated.”
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