Jay Z Has Controversial Lyric In Beyonce’s Latest Single [POLL]
Here is the lyrics up for debate:
"Catch a charge I might, beat the box up like Mike
In ’97 I bite, I’m Ike, Turner, turn up
Baby no I don’t play, now eat the cake, Annie Mae
Said, “Eat the cake, Annie Mae!”
In case you didn't catch the reference, Annie Mae is Tina Turner's government name. The lyric is taken from the movie "What's Love Got To Do With It" which shows Turner's rise to fame and the abuse she underwent at the hands of her husband, Ike Turner. Check out the scene.
Different media outlets have been up-in-arms wondering why the Jigga man would use the line in the first place. And secondly, was he being serious? Was he saying he actually physically assaults Beyonce'? More than likely, the lyric was a not-so-subtle sexual innuendo. In bad taste, maybe. Or maybe we are becoming to politically correct as a nation (see also: the current situation with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame). Either way, this wouldn't be the first time this year a rapper has caught the negative eye of the media. Rick Ross lost his multi-million dollar shoe endorsement deal from Adidas after a drug/rape reference lyric in his verse on Rocko's - U.O.N.E.O (remix).