Calling her controversial new single "Bow Down/I Been On" a "180" in the image department for Beyonce Knowles, conservative talk-radio show host Rush Limbaugh slammed the pop diva for supposedly turning her back on the "girl power" credo she has long espoused since her Destiny's Child years. However, Limbaugh seemed to have misinterpreted the lyrics to mean that Mrs. Carter was telling women to bow down to their husbands.
"[Destiny's Child] songs were attempts to inspire young women not to take any grief from men. She's done a 180," said the 62-year-old commentator, who obviously mistook the "bow down" statement from Beyonce. The radio broadcaster even continued to say that Knowles told women to "put up with it!" after "she married a rich guy," referring to Bey's superstar mogul husband Jay-Z.
However, if Limbaugh listened more closely, he would have understood better that the song's message was actually aimed at upstart singers looking to challenge the Queen Bey's position in the music industry.
Outspoken R 'n' B singer Keyshia Cole appears to have grasped the song more accurately when she slammed the former DC member for her apparent self-righteous vibe when she sang, "I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world. Don't forget it. Respect that. Bow down, b***hes."
Regardless of the misinterpretation, Limbaugh and Cole are not the only ones bashing Beyonce. An editorial in The Telegraph also took notice of the diva's message, noting it veers away from more positively accepted advice in previous hits "Independent Women" and "Single Ladies".