Beyonce brings Madonna on ‘Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)', name-drops Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more
Beyonce, who is currently basking in the success of her seventh solo album ‘Renaissance’, is not done serving her fans as she surprised them with ‘The Queens Remix’ of her hit single ‘Break My Soul’ on Friday, August 5. Beyonce decided to rope in pop queen Madonna for her latest release which quickly sent the Internet into a meltdown. This also marked the very first collaboration of Beyonce and Madonna.
The newly-released single of Queen Bey also made headlines when the fans noticed that the Grammy-winning crooner name-dropped a bunch of Black icons including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Solange Knowles, Aaliyah, Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, and a few others. Beyonce might have collaborated with Madonna on the new one but the latter did not really record new vocals. Madonna’s vocals from her 1990 hit single ‘Vogue’ were added to the song in the form of a sample. For the unversed, Beyonce has already dropped four remixes of ‘Break My Soul’ featuring will.i.am, Terry Hunter, Honey Dijon and Nita Aviance.
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Beyonce name-drops Black icons in ‘The Queens Remix’
The remix of the disco-inspired single ‘Break My Soul’ features the names of iconic Black women like Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack, Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack. Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones, and Madonna too dubbing her as ‘Queen Mother Madonna’.
Beyonce, in the track, sings, “Queen mother Madonna, I love ya (Strike a pose, vogue)/ (You know you can do it)/ Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold (Vogue)/ Bessie Smith, Nina Simone (Vogue)/ Betty Davis, Solange Knowles/ Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl' (You know you can do it)/ Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack/ Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack (Let your body move to the music)/ Missy, Diana, Grace Jones/ Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones (Hey, hey, hey)/Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo (Come on, vogue).”
After a few lines, Beyonce again mentions Black women icons. “Mother of the House, ah (Ah-ah-ah, la-la-la)/ Michelle, Chloe, Halle, Aaliyah (La-la-la-la-la-la, Mother of the house)/ Alicia, Whitney, Riri, Nicki (Ah-ah-ah, la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la, House Extravaganza)”, croons Beyonce. The brand-new single is not available on Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music or any other streaming platform. Fans can purchase the song for $1.29 from Beyonce’s official website.
Beyoncé name drops Aaliyah in her new “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)”. pic.twitter.com/fZ9ps8u39H— 𝗔𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘆𝗮𝗵 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 (@aaliyahreacts) August 5, 2022
‘Two of the most creative and daring artists in history come together’
Social media users were more than elated with the new remix. Many took to Twitter to speak on the same. “Holy f**k??!!? this was so random but I’m still gonna eat this up. two icons of pop”, said an excited fan as another posted, “Two of the most creative and daring artists in history come together in f**king one song.” The next one shared, “Beyoncé just dropped a break my soul VOGUE remix with Madonna. and She shouted out Nicki & Rihanna? We know who she doing this for.”
Meanwhile, an individual asserted, “Mind you they said beyoncé don’t associate herself with nicki anymore, meanwhile she gave mother a shout-out in her song. I know the hive over there screeching.” One fan stated, “Half of the artists mentions aren’t even alive,” referring to the name drops in the remix. Another user said, “And nothing for cardi, megan and normani.” One said, “I thought yall said she was taking shots at nicki? its very quiet now.” And, another concluded, “It’s a BANGER!!! You need to hear this!!!! Both Queens of music!!!!”
HOLY FUCK??!!? THIS WAS SO RANDOM BUT I’M STILL GONNA EAT THIS UP. TWO ICONS OF POP— ☆𝓙𝓪𝓱𝓴𝓮𝓮𝓶☆ (@jahkeemstar) August 5, 2022
Two of the most creative and daring artists in history come together in f**king one song 🔥— Ali Shipl (@Ali32287652) August 5, 2022
Beyoncé just dropped a break my soul VOGUE remix with Madonna. and She shouted out Nicki & Rihanna? We know who she doing this for pic.twitter.com/YlgXj2Bz3l— Drebae (@Drebae_) August 5, 2022
mind you they said beyoncé don’t associate herself with nicki anymore, meanwhile she gave mother a shout-out in her song. I know the hive over there screeching.— JA (@sleezyjamie) August 5, 2022
half of the artists mentions aren’t even alive— lucas (@justIookup) August 5, 2022
And nothing for cardi, megan and normani.— Bliss 💗 (@harajukupjm) August 5, 2022
i thought yall said she was taking shots at nicki? its very quiet now— jonita ☺️ (@_jonitaok) August 5, 2022
It’s a BANGER!!! You need to hear this!!!! Both Queens of music!!!! 😍😍👑👑— Illuminated (@ijustgoslower) August 5, 2022
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