Queen Bey and the Queen of Pop teamed up for a new remix of “Break My Soul” that features shout-outs to a host of influential black women. Beyonce and Madonna‘s”The Queens Remix” of the song dropped on Friday (August 5), and it didn’t take long for many of the artists named throughout the song to share their thoughts.
By Saturday (August 6), other “Queens” Lizzo, Jill Scott, Santigold, Tierra Whack, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland had all shared reactions to hearing their names on the latest version of Beyoncé’s Billboard Hot 100 top 10 tracks.
“B—- BEYONCÉ SAID MY NAME BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,” Lizzo tweeted.
BITCH BEYONCÉ SAID MY NAME
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) 6 August 2022
“I’m in tears,” Jill Scott said in a tweet. “You know I’m in tears. You know!!”
I am in tears. You will know that I am in tears. You know!! https://t.co/sC5jrqtVTh
— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) August 5, 2022
“Thank you @beyonce Queen Bey for calling me out among these greats and even more for taking it back!” Santigold wrote on Twitter. “Letting people KNOW about all these black women, powerful powerful spirits, many of whom never got the recognition they deserved!”
Thanks to @beyonce Queen Bey for calling me out among these greats, and even more for taking it back! Letting people KNOW about all these black women, powerful powerful spirits, many of whom never got the recognition they deserved! ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/6wtKHNg3VZ
— Santigold (@Santigold) 6 August 2022
“MY GOOD SIS @beyonce GON ALWAYS SHOW LOVE!” Tierra Whack said in a post on Instagram.
“Much love to my sister @beyonce. “Let’s go Queens,” Alicia Keys wrote an Instagram storywhile Missy Elliott shared an Instagram story about the shout out, saying: “Ayyyyyye I’m duck walking & vogueing” – and Kelly Rowland responded to the song in her own Instagram Story: “So hard!!!!!”
“Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone/Betty Davis, Solange Knowles, Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl,” Beyoncé says, in the spoken style of the Madonna classic “Vogue,” on the new remix. “Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack/ Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones/ Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo.” Later she adds: “Michelle, Chlöe, Halle, Aaliyah/Alicia, Whitney, Riri, Nicki.”
Listen to Beyoncé and Madonna’s “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” below. It’s the pair’s first proper collaboration since Bey appeared in Madge’s “Bitch I’m Madonna” music video in 2015.