Part 1 - Bow Down

from Beyoncé (Ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) – ***Flawless Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The first part is the controversial “Bow Down” song. The record was judged by many too cocky/arrogant and offensive to women because of the use of the “B” word.

By using it in concerts right after airing tracks of criticism about her pregnancy being faked, her dance routine being old, etc, she makes the song about shutting down critics.

Attached to the Flawless song, it gives it a ironically feminist approach. Indeed, why could rappers use aggressive lyrics and not female entertainers? The answer is in Chimamanda N. Adichie’s part..

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