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Beyoncé says ‘Bow Down’ was for the haters


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?


  1. Carlos Green on December 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    beyonce need to sit her ass down somewhere…she has no class

  2. VLF on December 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    That tune is fresh! The whole video album is a classic artistic statement. “An artist is suppose to use his or her art to change the society in which they live” – John Henricke Clark

    • Globetrotter DBBP on December 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Bow Down then! While there luck her boots!

  3. Globetrotter DBBP on December 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

    it is pitiful a person of her achievement, capabilitied, wealth, fame and influence has enough anger, hostility and aggression in her to be compelled to bow down to such petty, sinister, dark and morose misgivings. She might need some therapy, soon! She should be a constant beacon of light! Uplift the Race, please or run the risk of being in the same category as Marie Antonietta, Barbra bush and other un-illuminated Bitches!

  4. Globetrotter DBBP on December 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

    By the way we seen it countless times, there is always a way to attempt to justify the most outrageous thing said by many a person in the spot light.