Beyonce & Madonna’s ‘Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)’: Artists React – Billboard

Queen Bey and the Queen of Pop teamed up for a new remix of “Break My Soul” with shout-outs to a long list of influential black women. Beyoncé and Madonna’s “The Queens Remix” of the song came out on Friday (Aug. 5), and it wasn’t long before many of the artists mentioned by the song were sharing their thoughts.

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By Saturday (Aug. 6) fellow “Queens” Lizzo, Jill Scott, Santigold, Tierra Whack, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland had all shared comments when they heard their names on the latest iteration of Beyoncé’s Billboard Hot 100 top 10 track. .

“B—- BEYONCÉ SAID MY NAME BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,” Lizzo tweeted. In another tweet – in which she wrote: “I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN ME BEYONCÉ ALSO BELIEVE IN ME NOW” – she added a video response. “I remember telling my boyfriend’s mom what my major in college would be, and I told her I was going to study music and she laughed in my face,” Lizzo recalls. “She said, ‘Music performance? Like Beyoncé?’ and laughed in my face. Have only one thing to say: BYE.”

“I’m in tears,” Jill Scott said in a tweet. “You know I’m in tears. You know!!”

“Thanks to @beyonce Queen Bey for shouting out to these greats, and even more for taking them back!” Santigold wrote on Twitter. “Let the people know about all these black women, mighty powerful spirits, many of whom never got the recognition they deserved!”

“MY GOOD SIS @beyonce GON ALWAYS SHOW LOVE!” said Tierra Whack in a post on Instagram.

“Big love to my sister @beyonce. “Let’s go Queens,” Alicia Keys wrote in an Instagram story, while Missy Elliott shared an Instagram story about the shout-out saying, “Ayyyyyye I’m duck walking & vogueing” — and Kelly Rowland responded to the song in her own Instagram story: “So HARD!!!!!”

“Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone/ Betty Davis, Solange Knowles, Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl,” says Beyoncé, in the spoken word style of the Madonna classic “Vogue,” about the new remix. “Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack/ Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones/ Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo.” She later adds: “Michelle, Chlöe, Halle, Aaliyah/ Alicia, Whitney, Riri, Nicki.”

Listen to Beyoncé and Madonna’s “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” below. It is the pair’s first real collaboration, after Bey appeared in Madge’s “Bitch I’m Madonna” music video in 2015.

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