Finally, Beyonce gives a shout out to her hometown of Houston, but the mention to H-town is in one of her most controversial songs yet. Beyonce released her new song “Bow Down/I Been On,” which features a cover photo of her as a pre-teen surrounded by trophies with “Bow Down” written in white text.

She released the new music via SoundCloud, Instagram and on her website on Sunday (March 17). One of the lyrics from Mrs. Carter’s track says, “I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world,” she sings.

MTV.com reported that Bey worked on the track with R&B duo Planet VI, who produced Rihanna’s “Pour It Up.” Critics are already noting that Bow Down” is a far cry from Bey’s usual Pop R&B formula, with its lyrics being compared in egocentricity and arrogance to Rihanna.

Lyrics for “Bow Down”

(Listen to the song)

I’m out that H-town
Coming, coming down
I’m coming down dripping candy on the ground
H, H-town, town, I’m coming down
Coming down dripping candy on the ground

I know when you were little girls
You dreamt of being in my world
Don’t forget it , don’t forget it
Respect that, bow down b------s
I took some time to live my life
But don’t think I’m just his little wife
Don’t get it twisted, get it twisted
This my sh--, bow down b------s

Bow down b------s, bow bow down b------s
Bow down b------s, bow bow down b------s
H-town vicious, h-h-town vicious
I’m so crown, bow bow down b------s
I been on, I been on, I been on
Tell me who gonna take me off
Take me off, take me off, take me off

Rolling high, leather and wood
Keep it trill, that's what good
Kiss my momma, show that love
Pop them bottles in that club
I heard your boo was talking lip
I told my crew to smack that trick
Smack that trick, smack that trick
Guess what they did, smack that trick
Gold everything, gold a-- chain
Gold ass rings, gold a--fangs

You can see me stunt when you turn on ya screen
You can see me stunt when you turn on ya screen
I’m bigger than life, my name in the lights
I’m the number one chick, ain't need no hype
The capital b means, I'm 'bout that life
The capital b means, I’m 'bout that life

I remember my baby hair with my dookie braids
Frenchy's, Boudin in the parking lot
Shout out to Willie D
I was in that Willie D video when I was about fourteen, looking crazy
Shout out Pimp C
You know we used to sneak and listen to that UGK
Didn't do your girl but your sister was alright, damn
In ya homeboy's Caddy last night
Hold up, Texas trill
H-town going down, man

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Published On: Mar 18 2013 11:10:42 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 18 2013 04:48:05 PM CDT

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