On "Formation," the new Beyoncé anthem/early strong candidate for Song of 2016, Bey muses: "You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making / 'Cause I slay / I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making"
How's the original Bill Microsoft Man Gates feel about that? He gave Wired his take:
"Yeah, I hadn’t realized that she did that until somebody in the office actually sent me a copy of the lyrics and I said, 'Are you serious? This is kind of a strange set of words here.' I’m surprised—I’m not sure she said those words at the Super Bowl, though, did she?"
1: Yes, Beyoncé said "I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making" at the Super Bowl halftime show.
The rich nerd went on:
"I guess it’s nice that people consider me successful. I actually haven’t met Beyoncé. I know Jay Z, because when I did some humor right when I was retiring from Microsoft—he was nice about participating in that, and did a great job on that. I guess I should do a Bing search and see if there are more uses of my name that I don’t know about."
"I guess I should do a Bing search" is kind of a strange set of words!