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.
— Shop Beyoncé (@shopbeyonce) August 5, 2022
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.
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.
I have left my body and am floating out of my apt and into a different galaxy https://t.co/266AGNzrRf
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 5, 2022
Get the track yourself from Beyoncé’s online shop
Some more Twitter reactions below:
“Redirect all that anger to me,
Give it to me I’m built for this!
I can take it!
You motivate me!
Just keep speaking my name!”
~Beyoncé, break my soul the queens remix ft Madonna
— Beyfobic || Shay Era 👑 (@bbeyfobic) August 5, 2022
Beyoncé re-did the Vogue rap and name drops Janet, Grace Jones, Nina Simone. This Madonna remix has to be a gay fever dream pic.twitter.com/biAMTUfmqn
— Yann (@yannhatchuel) August 5, 2022
Beyoncé seeing Madonna collabing with TikTok stars pic.twitter.com/y2RTYENdSm
— Jamie Boyle (@JamieSBoyle) August 5, 2022
Me at the Renaissance concert when Beyoncé brings out Robin S, Big Freedia & Madonna for break my soul pic.twitter.com/L9rZ0xUO4s
— ✨ (@heyjaeee) August 5, 2022
Beyoncé this era. pic.twitter.com/pxxICrhLjw
— 𝗗𝗢𝗣𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗘 (@GFX101) August 5, 2022
Beyoncé using Madonna’s Vogue to call out some of the biggest black female artists… yes!
— Uncle Truck made my dress.. 🌈 (@Got2Van) August 5, 2022
BEYONCÉ DID NOT JUST REPLACE ALL THE WOMEN MADONNA NAMED IN VOGUE WITH BLACK WOMEN!!!! ICONIC!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/eOKYm1Lqte
— ✨ (@heyjaeee) August 5, 2022
🚨No Remix de “Break My Soul” com Madonna, Beyoncé cita Rihanna, Aretha Franklin, Aaliyah, Anita Baker, Chloe Bailey, Doja Cat, Halle Bailey, Nicki Minaj, Solange, Kelly Rowlan, Michelle, Grace Jones, Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, entre outras cantoras. pic.twitter.com/jOPQQrwd7Y
— Beyoncé Access (@beyonceaccess) August 5, 2022