Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Day In The Life of A Single Parent: When Does The Music Stop Part 2

In the last article, I addressed Lil’ Poopy’s lyrics and videos on you tube that caused him to be investigated by the Police and Department of Children and Family Services.

Unfortunately, (huge sigh) Beyonce has decided to release a track called “Bow Down B*&!#%@” Now, I am not a huge fan of her work but I try to have an open mind about an artist’s musical direction. Someone came up to me on the job to tell me about the new track and of course, they are a fan but felt the song was a little too much for Beyonce’s style. My family members also mentioned the track with disapproving remarks. So to not judge, I went on youtube and checked it out for myself.

Well… (another huge sigh), I get their points. I know that rivalry is a big part of our hip hop culture. Rappers have been at each other lyrically for decades. So what’s so new about a singer addressing her haters in her new song for the world to hear? Well the problem is that she said, “Bow Down!” Let’s not go into how wrong it is to curse so many times that you can’t notice any of the other lyrics in the song.
And I can see if she said, “Walk Off or Leave Me Alone Chicks/Haters” but “Bow Down?” The only one we are supposed to bow down to is God! Which leads to my next point:  Remember in the Bible when Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image and commanded everyone in his kingdom to bow down and worship the image with all kinds of music and instruments. Well Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego didn’t bow and was thrown into the fiery furnace. But Praise God they didn’t die and God was in the fire with them. I know I went all biblical just now but this kind of reminds me of what’s going on with Beyonce. First off, we have Jay Z telling us to call him “Hovah” in which is in short for Jehovah and now Beyonce is telling us to “Bow Down” and she doesn’t even take the time to specify that she is talking to her haters.

The lyrics state:
I know when you were little girls

You wanted to be in my world

Don't forget it, don't forget it

Respect that, bow down, b%$#@*&!

Okay, maybe I am being melodramatic but Beyonce might have easily had people mistakenly thinking she was asking her fans to bow down.

Yes, the music is banging, I can’t front but it doesn’t sit well with me spiritually. Also, whatever happened to her stating that she was a Christian?  The word of God tells us to humble ourselves and vengeance is the Lord’s. We shouldn’t take it upon ourselves to go in on someone that it can question our own character. I know it’s hard but God handles our battles. Plus God has the power to control every situation. So humility is a must.

We have little girls looking up to Beyonce and the last thing we need is seeing a young girl at Beyonce’s concert hearing her say, “Bow down b*&%#@!” I’m tired of writing it so shouldn’t she be tired of saying it in the song? I’m just saying….

Oh and by the way, Keyshia Cole,  I am not mad at you! Sometimes there has to be an a solitude voice to stand out of the crowd.


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