Rush Limbaugh, shown in his Palm Beach, Fla., radio studio in 2009, is having a laugh. (Photo: AP)
(USA Today)-- Leave it to Rush Limbaugh to rile up listeners about Beyoncé's new single, Bow Down.
On his Wednesday radio show, after reading a story in The Telegraph, he noted that the song seems to be encouraging women to be subservient to their spouses.
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"She's got a new song," he said of Beyoncé.
"Can I say it? It's on the popular charts. Bow Down, Bitches is the new tune. A total 180. Beyoncé's now saying, 'Go ahead and put up with it,' and you know why? I'll tell you why. Because she got married. She's married to rich guy. She's even calling herself 'Mrs. Carter' on the tour. She has shelved 'Beyoncé.' "
Today Limbaugh is finding the whole thing funny, and making it political, throwing it back onto liberals.
"I made up nothing. I didn't create a phrase. I didn't create the title of a song. I just read what was in this U.K. story," he said Thursday. "So in essence what I did, I held up a mirror to the left, and they saw themselves, and now they're attacking me for doing this. It was a little throw-away portion of the program yesterday, and yet it's all over the place what I think of Beyoncé's latest album, CD, tour, single, what have you. It's hilarious."
Limbaugh, however, isn't the only one questioning the "bow down" concept. Singer Keyshia Cole stirred things up on Twitter a few days ago when she wrote, "First 'Women need to Stick together' now bitches better Bow." She added, "Smh," which means shaking my head.
The lyrics of Beyoncé's song: "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 / I took some time to live my life / But don't think I'm just his little wife / Don't get it twisted, get it twisted."