The three-minute snippet also incited the anger of fellow R&B singer Keyshia Cole, who took to her Twitter on Monday to dismiss the 31-year-old singer’s Hit Boy-produced track ‘self righteous’ and anti-feminist.
‘Can’t stand when people all self righteous when it’s convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk shit when convenient 2 FOH,’ the four-time Grammy nominee wrote to her 263,000 followers.
Bow Down’s lyrics include the lines: ‘I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world. Don’t forget it. Respect that. Bow Down b****es.’
Beyonce has been famous for her numerous girl-power anthems over the years including, Single Ladies, Run the World, and Survivor.
When fans of the Destiny’s Child frontwoman came to her defense, Keyshia continued her Twitter tirade.
‘First “Women need to Stick together” now b****es better Bow. Smh,’ the 31-year-old crooner added.
‘But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the s***. But when I speak my mind its a prob. #Well #StayMad’
She finished her rant saying, ‘I done kept it real from the start! #RespectTHAT’
R&B singer Keyshia Cole dismissed Beyonce’s new song Bow Down as ‘self righteous’ and anti-feminist on Twitter Monday
Twitter users eagerly voiced their opinions about the 16-time Grammy winner’s song and Cole’s reaction to it.
‘Keyshia Cole and Chris Brown are two artists that really shouldn’t have twitter accounts,’ one annoyed Beyonce fan wrote.
Another wrote: ‘If @KeyshiaCole put as much energy in her struggle music as she did twitter beefing she would be as successful as Beyon…Nvm.’
However one fan tweeted: ‘how can u sing at the presidents inauguration then release this disgusting, offensive song @beyonce? I’m genuinely shocked.’ (sic)
And another listener wrote: ‘The new Beyonce song is horrid. Unnecessary swearing, offensive misogynistic referencing of women, and terrible music and vocals. 0/1000.’
Last month, the Trust and Believe singer criticized Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show performance and particularly her bandmate Michelle Williams.
‘F*** that s*** up then Beyonce! Bad b**** central,’ the mother-of-one tweeted.
‘I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michelle sung and woke my a** up from my daze! She always f***ing the groove up.’
Beyonce will embark on her world tour dubbed The Mrs. Carter Show on June 28 in Los Angeles.
Her upcoming fifth studio album hits shelves in April.