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 '
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.
"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. ...
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