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When Keeping it “Real” Goes Wrong: Was Keyshia Cole’s Beyonce Slander in Bad Taste?

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Many artist often stir away from the thought of really voicing their opinions, because it can often be perceived as hate by the fans. Obviously, Keyshia Cole didn’t get the memo. Famously known as one to never bite her tongue, Keyshia took to twitter today to voice her opinion on Beyonce’s new single “Bow Down/I Been On,” which has the often shy and classy Bey taking her competition head on, and even throwing in a few curse words to raise eyebrows with lyrics like:

I know when you were little girls
You dreamt of being in my world
Don’t forget it , don’t forget it
Respect that, bow down bitches 

The lyrics are a far cry from Bey’s usually woman empowerment songs, so Keyshia waisted no time sending her not so subliminal shot, saying: 

Can’t stand when people all self righteous when it’s convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk sh-t when convenient 2 [f-ck outta here] First “Women need to Stick together” now b-tches better Bow. Smh.

But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the sh-t. But when I speak my mind it’s a prob. #Well #StayMad

This wouldn’t be the first time Keyshia had something negative to say though, as we all remember her thoughts on Michelle from Destiny’s Child being apart of Beyonce’s Superbowl performance. Since Keyshia’s career isn’t exactly hot at the moment, her opinion can easily be taken as hate but does she have a point here?

I’d say she does but this isn’t the first time Beyonce has made records that were contradicting. Was Keyshia this upset when Destiny’s Child was singing “Can you pay my bills” and then turned around and made “Independent Women”? or what about when the trio famously sang about being “bootylicious” but then made a song called “Nasty”?; judging women that have their butts hanging out their pants or could be perceived as promiscuous. It should also be noted that Beyonce is constantly ridiculed even when she does make the records in favor of women. When she wants to make a record that steps away from the classy, married woman  that we see her as, suddenly it’s a bad thing?

Keyshia has nothing to lose here. Her opinion is in fact, her opinion. The fact of the matter is Beyonce’s song served as bait and she took it. I love the record honestly because she pays tribute to screw music but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. How many “Run The World” records is she going to make though? “Diva” was just as cocky but lips were mum when that came out. Beyonce will continue to showcase elements of hip hop in her records because after all, she is married to the biggest hip hop artist of this generation. I’m not here for Keyshia Cole slander, cause the first album was good stuff. Just reconsider your battles.