How's that saying go? "She who laughs, lasts," or something to that effect? It looks like Queen Bey is putting that timeless adage to work, because Beyonce's got the last word on the whole Jay Z/Solange elevator debacle, or at least she does in this "Flawless" remix featuring Nicki Minaj.
Though the Carters and Solange have long since released a joint statement regarding last May's incident and have "moved on" from that dramatic night at the Standard Hotel, the ordeal is apparently still on Bey's mind. The elevator scene makes it into the first few verses of her take on the hit from her surprise self-titled album:
You wish I was your poundcake
Boy, you know I look good as f--k
You wish I was your babymomma
Want me around to give you good karma, but no!
We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators
Of course sometimes s--t go down
When it's a billion dollars on an elevator
Rumors of marital troubles have made their way into the tabloid headlines as Jay Z and Beyonce continue to plow through their On The Run tour dates. And this remix is sure to give the gossip rags even more to grist for speculation.
Meanwhile, her Minajesty is just as ferocious on the track, and the girl power that ignites between the Minaj and Beyonce is fierce, to say the least. "The Queen of rap slayin' with Queen B/If you ain't on the team, you playin' for Team D/Cuz we A-Listers, we paid sisters"—yeah, this is a whole new kind of motivational anthem at play, and we don't hate it one bit.