“BI*CH BEYONCÉ SAID MY NAME”: Artists react to name drops on Beyoncé and Madonna ‘Break my Soul’ (Queens Remix)


Two queens, one iconic remix. Six minutes of pop royalty dedicated to female Black music heroes. The artists react to ‘Break my Soul‘ (Queens Remix) shout out 


On Friday (August 5) Beyoncé dropped a new remix to track ‘Break my Soul, the lead single from critically-acclaimed new album RENASANCE.


The remix features samples of Madonna’s ‘Vogue’. Unsurprisingly, the gays internet imploded.


In the reworking, Bey rejuvenates Madge’s famous spoken-word section of “Vogue,” iconically replacing the names with women who have represented Black excellence in music.


Following a special mention for “Queen Mother Madonna”, Bey goes on to shout out queens, from Aaliyah to Nina Simone to her sister, Solange Knowles.


Take a look at an incredible fan video, which we think nicely sums up the gravity of the statement Beyoncé is making about female Black excellence, below:



Name-checking over two dozen influential musicians – both past and present – Queen B shouts her sister, Solange, and both other members of Destiny’s Child, Kelly and Michelle.


“Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone/ Betty Davis, Solange Knowles, Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl,” Beyoncé says, in spoken-word style on the new remix.

“Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack/ Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones/ Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo.” Later, she adds, “Michelle, Chlöe, Halle, Aaliyah/ Alicia, Whitney, Riri, Nicki.”


Here are how some artists reacted to their mention. You can listen to the track below too:

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“Big love to my sis @beyonce. “Let’s go Queens,” wrote Alicia Keys in an Instagram Story, while Missy Elliott shared an Instagram Story about the shout-out and said, “Ayyyyyye I’m duck walking & vogueing”.

Kelly Rowland (who coincidentally UNFOLLOWED Kelis, following this drama) reacted to the song in her own Instagram Story: “So HARD!!!!!”

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