Beyoncé and Madonna’s “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)”: the artists react – Billboard

Queen Bey and the Queen of Pop have teamed up for a new remix of “Break My Soul” that features shoutouts to a long list of influential black women. Beyoncé and Madonna’s “The Queens Remix” of the song was released on Friday (August 5), and it didn’t take long for many of the artists whose names were dropped throughout the song to share their thoughts.

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On Saturday, Aug. 6, fellow “Queens” Lizzo, Jill Scott, Santigold, Tierra Whack, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland all shared their reactions to hearing their names on Beyoncé’s latest Billboard Hot 100 top 10 release. .

“B—- BEYONCÉ SAID MY NAME BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,” Lizzo tweeted. In another tweet — in which she wrote, “I ALWAYS BELIEVE IN ME NOW BEYONCÉ BELIEVE IN ME TOO” — she added a video reaction. “I remember when I was telling my friend’s mom what my major would be in college, and I told her I was going to major in music performance and she laughed in my face,” Lizzo recalled. “She said, ‘Musical performance? Like Beyoncé?’ and laughed in my face. I only have one thing to say: BYE.

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

“Thank you @beyonce Queen Bey for shouting me out among these greats, let alone picking it up!” Santigold wrote on Twitter. “To let people know about all these black women, powerful, powerful minds, many of whom have never received the recognition they deserve!”

“MY GOOD SISTER @beyonce GON ALWAYS SHOW LOVE!” said Tierra Whack in an Instagram post.

“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 scream and said, ‘Ayyyyyye I’m duck walking & vogueing” – and Kelly Rowland reacted to the song in her Instagram Story: “So HARD!!!!!”

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

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

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