With the sneaky release of her record breaking new album, Beyoncé is once again front and center with all eyes on her. She has dominated news cycles and social medium since dropping her self titled fifth album late Thursday/early Friday morning. As per with anything Beyoncé does, some people love it, and some people hate it.
During a recent interview with iTunes radio, Mrs. Carter talked in part about the last time she got fed up with her haters. She ended up recording a little ditty entitled “Bow Down”:
“The reason I put down out ‘Bow Down’ is I woke up, I went to the studio, I had a chant in my head. It was aggressive. It was angry. It wasn’t the Beyonce that wakes up every morning. It was the Beyonce that was angry. It was the Beyonce that felt the need to defend herself,” says King Bey. “And if the song never comes out…ok! I said it! I listened to it after I finished, and I said ‘This is hot! I’ma put it out. I’m not going to sell it. I’m just going to put it out. If people like it, great. If they don’t, they don’t. “
Bey goes to say that while it felt good to get it off her chest, she won’t make a habit out of it. She encourages anyone who may be on the fence about the song to use it as motivation next time they themselves face a hater:
“But I won’t do it everyday because that’s not who I am. But I feel strong. And anyone that says, ‘Oh that is disrespectful.’ Just imagine the person that hates you. Imagine a person that doesn’t believe in you. And look in the mirror and say ‘Bow down b*tch’ and I guarantee you feel gangsta! So listen to the song in that point of view again if you didn’t like it before [laughs]. “
Here’s hoping that the haters don’t push her to make another response….or should we wish the opposite?