BeyoncÃ© leaked some new music Sunday night. The Internet whipped itself into an instant frenzy and has been there ever since. The track is a snippet of two songs, entitled â€œBow Downâ€ and â€œI Been Onâ€; it gives us an even fiercer Sasha Fierce — bold, arrogant, cocky, and gasp — cursing!
Itâ€™s a side of BeyoncÃ© that we arenâ€™t used to seeing, and some of us arenâ€™t dealing with it very well. Itâ€™s kind of like when we discovered that Judy from “Family Matters” was up in her room making porn this whole time — itâ€™s kind of a shock. â€œBow Downâ€ features Bey with the haughty bravado of your favorite rapper, shouting out her native Houston before the lyrics come in. In it, she addresses her haters, growling â€œBow down, bitches â€¦ this my shit.â€ The homage, and cursing, continues on â€œI Been On,â€ a bass-heavy chopped and screwed cut that is so Houston, you just might get up and get yourself some gold teeth afterward. Some note that she sounds a bit like Kanye, spitting about â€œgold ass rangsâ€ and â€œgold ass chainsâ€ and poppinâ€™ bottles in the club.
I will admit that it took me some getting used to.Â While Iâ€™m not a rabid fan, I definitely love BeyoncÃ©â€™s music. It was odd to hear her demand for herself the adoration that is already given so freely — and I didnâ€™t like it. It was too much. It demolished the line between confidence and conceit, and while it didnâ€™t keep me from dancing (those are some cold ass beats, after all), it turned me off.