Rush Limbaugh thinks Beyonce is telling women to “bow down” to their men, is he right?

Beyonce Knowles attends the Schiaparelli and Prada 'Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA.Rush Limbaugh attends the 2010 Miss America Pageant introduce the judges at a news conference at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.

Beyonce just released a new song called “Bow Down / I Been On.” In the track, Beyonce encourages b**ches to bow down but also encourages to remember and respect their childhood dreams. The lyrics may appear to be offensive, but upon closer look Beyonce doesn’t appear to be encouraging women to be submissive or co-dependent. Unfortunately, Rush Limbaugh didn’t look that far into it and has taken aim at Beyonce for the new song.

“[Destiny’s Child] songs were attempts to inspire young women not to take any grief from men. She’s done a 180,” Rush proclaimed in a new radio interview. “Beyonce, now having been married, having been impregnated and giving birth to Blue Ivy…she’s got a new song, ‘Bow, Down B**ches’… Beyoncé is now saying, ‘Go ahead and put up with it!'”

“You know why? I’ll tell you why. Because she married a rich guy. She’s even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour…She has shelved Beyoncé…She now understands it’s worth it to bow down.”

Rush appears to be jumping to conclusions upon hearing just one of the many lines in the song. While Beyonce does mention her “rich guy” husband, it’s not in a way that would make it seem as though she feels beneath him in any way. “I took some time to live my life/But don’t think I’m just his little wife,” she sings. She also seems to be talking to younger pop stars when she sings “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.”

Rush isn’t the only one offended by Beyonce’s track. Keyshia Cole also found it to be controversial, telling her Twitter fans, “First ‘Women need to Stick together’ now b**ches better Bow. Smh. But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the sh*t. But when I speak my mind its a prob.”

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  • Mik

    Just another great role model.

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  • LuLu

    No matter who its intended for “bow down b@%*h” is wrong. Who does she think she is? What a great message she is sending out to the youth of the world and her OWN DAUGHTER. #disgusting could you imagine hearing young girls singing that? No thank you.

  • Charla

    Clearly he hasn’t heard the song and is just commenting based on the title. I’m a Beyonce fan and I hate the song. However, it only takes one listen to realize she is talking about the R&B female singers out right now such as Keysha Cole and Keri Hilson.

  • micro OP

    I think the lesson that should be taught to the youth is listen to a full song, read a full book, learn a complete method before criticizing.

  • DeeDeDee

    I think it’s funny that Rush Limbaugh is as anti-women as it gets and acts like these lyrics truly offend him, regardless of what they REALLY mean. He’s just pissed that Beyonce sang at the inauguration. Go home Rush, you’re drunk.

  • UGH

    Rush Limbaugh is always going to have a problem with anything/anyone that is black, democratic, and/or female. No surprise here.

  • Steph

    I used to love Beyonce´s music and the messages of her songs, but since her last album her music is trash, like so many other songs/artists just plain trash. I will not buy your albums anymore Beyonce, and I was a fan of yours since I was 9 years old (I am now 23).