January 27, 2014

Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love' Edited By Radio Station For Offensive Lyrics

Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne in scene
from 'What's Love Got to Do With It ' 
SOURCE: The Huffington Post by Madeline Boardman

Beyonce enlisted her husband Jay Z for "Drunk in Love," a track off of her hugely successful fifth studio album, "Beyonce." The single has performed well for Beyonce, climbing the Billboard charts and getting remixed by big name artists, but not everyone is happy with the collaboration.

A U.K. radio station called Bang Radio announced this week that only an edited version of "Drunk in Love" will be played. The company's CEO, Jennifer Ogole, explained that a line from Jay Z's verse in the track has been cut out, as Bang takes issue with the words. In the verse Jay Z raps, "Now eat the cake, Anna Mae / I said eat the cake, Anna Mae," referencing a line from "What's Love Got to Do with It," the Angela Bassett-starring biopic about Tina Turner and her relationship with Ike Turner. Tina was born Anna Mae Bullock and is shown in the film being forced to eat by her husband.


"The lyrics controversially imitate a scene of severe domestic violence within the film, displaying promotion of domestic violence against women," Ogole said in a statement. "In this light Bang [refuses] to play the song lyrics from henceforth on our station."

"We believe in the unity of women and music and in no way condone violence, domestic or otherwise, especially not through the power of music," the statement continued. ...

Read more at HUFFPOST Entertainment



1 comment:

  1. When I heard this eat the cake anna mae sh*t I was like wtf. Makes me think Jay-Z is disrespecting Beyonce or worse. Is she just stupid? How does he explain the lyrics to her? Did she say anything? Don't she know she is anna mae? What's the real story here? What's Love Got to Do With It is being played out before our very eyes. smdh

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