No doubt that Beyonce‘s new track, “Partition” is catchy. It’s not bad. Yeah, she doesn’t do a whole lot of singing in it — it’s more like grunting and Bey-rapping and sass — but that’s become Beyonce’s style as of late. However, the raunch factor is pretty high, and it’s starting to feel like trashy is bey-coming girlfriend’s schtick … and she doesn’t quite realize that Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have respective corners on that particular market.
Come to think of it, even if the video isn’t visually disturbing — because no lie, it’s hot — the message is what could be construed as even further detrimental to Beyonce’s message of undying feminism. Check out the lyrics:
Driver roll up the partition please/ I don’t need you seeing Yonce on her knees …
Oh he so horny, yeah he want to f—
He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse
He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown
I just wanna be the girl you like, the girl you like
Why are you so concerned about being the kind of girl he likes, Bey? Doesn’t that go against everything you’ve been peddling over the years about how it’s all about you, and how you feel about yourself in your own skin, and not relying on another person to validate you to the point where you want to be something that you might not be? Yeah, it’s just a song — but come on. Let’s do some real music here, girl. We know you’ve got something better hiding than this simpering, sexual alter-ego, right? It’s getting old fast, friend.