Beyonce’s new single “Drunk In Love” is causing a stir at one radio station in London.
According to reports, executives at Bang Radio banned Jay Z’s verse from Bey’s popular track. In a statement, the Black Internet station claimed Jay’s “eat the cake Anna Mae I said eat the cake Anna Mae” lyrics promote domestic violence against women.
“The lyrics derive from the film What’s Love Got To Do With It – the biopic of Tina Turner and her abusive relationship with her husband Ike Turner,” Radio CEO Jennifer Ogole wrote. “The lyrics controversially imitate a scene of severe domestic violence within the film, displaying promotion of domestic violence against women; in this light BANG refuse to play the song lyrics from henceforth on our station.”
“We believe in the unity of women and music and in no way condone violence, domestic or otherwise, especially not through the power of music,” she continued. “Therefore, the decision has been made to wipe the stated lyrics from the song. We believe that ALL people, regardless of age, gender, sexuality or race should have the right to an enjoyable listen to our station without the promotion of such morals.”