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Beyoncé references the ‘elevator incident’ on a track with Nicki Minaj

Beyoncé references the ‘elevator incident’ on a track with Nicki Minaj

Flawless take II


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Queen Bey has released a surprise remix with Nicki Minaj, addressing the infamous Solange and Jay Z hotel lift standoff

The new version of Flawless, which was released yesterday morning features the lyrics:  "Of course sometimes things go down / when it's a billion dollars on an elevator," which Beyoncé sings – directly referencing the incident which was first reported in May. The surprise release comes at a time when intense split speculation surrounds the On The Run tour couple.

Neither Jay Z, Solange, or Beyoncé have directly spoken about the violent lift footage that was recorded on May 15 yet, but the Knowles family did release an official statement about the incident to the Associated Press saying:

"At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different," the statement read. "We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."

Beyoncé and Minaj throw out a plethora of pop culture references in the new remix. Beyoncé addresses rapper Drake, singing "you wish I was your pound cake" – an answer to the song Pound Cake, which features a guest verse from Jay Z. Minaj also raps a reference to Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray and the new version swaps the excerpt from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED talk on feminism, used on Flawless' original version, to a sample of the Outkast track SpottieOttieDopalicious.

Listen to the new remix below now:

 

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