This is not a drill! Beyoncé and Madonna drop ‘The Queens Remix’ of ‘Break My Soul’ and it is iconic

Two queens, one iconic remix. Six minutes of pop royalty, as Beyoncé debuts her own version of Madonna’s Vogue rap, dedicated to Black heroes.


Just when you though the hype around Beyoncé’s new record ‘RENAISSANCE’ couldn’t get any more fierce… a Madonna colab. 



On Wednesday (August 3), Queen B released an EP of “Break My Soul” remixes by Will.I.Am, Terry Hunter, Honey Dijon and Nita Aviance.

In typical Beyoncé fashion, she of course had more tricks up her sleeve and today she shared yet another remix featuring… Madge.


It appears as though Madonna probably didn’t record anything new for the remix, although she was obviously involved to some extent and it’s suggested she may have laid down a few spoken words. Instead the track features clips of her previously released iconic tracks, particularly “Vogue,” dropped in.

Madonna and Beyonce attend the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City.
Madonna and Beyonce attend the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City.


Although these two queer icons have never officially collaborated before, Beyoncé did appear alongside other famous faces in the music video for Madonna’s track “Bitch, I’m Madonna” in 2015.

She is also a founding investor in Tidal, Jay Z’s artist-owned streaming service.


Currently “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” is only available on Beyoncé’s online shop but you can grab it for just $1.29 and it’ll be sent straight to your email in upon purchase.


It is not yet known whether the remix will be issued on streaming services, but given the nature of the internet and folks’ sharing, we’d say it’s likely.


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

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


“Queen Mother Madonna, Aaliyah, Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Betty Davis, Solange Knowles,” Beyoncé sings. “Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack, Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack. Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones.”


Take a listen:

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“I have left my body and am floating out of my apt and into a different galaxy,” tweeted actor and comedian Billy Eichner following the drop.




Get the track yourself from Beyoncé’s online shop 


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