Beyoncé Gone Bad? Weigh In on Her New Song

Beyoncé's Single Bow Down Comes with Controversy
A young Beyoncé
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03/24/2013 10:00AM

Lately, Beyoncé Knowles seems to be ditching the "Halo."

With her much-talked-about Inauguration and Super Bowl performances and her revealing HBO documentary – where she showed off adorable daughter Blue Ivy, 1 – we've been seeing a lot of Queen Bey as of late.

But after a steamy (pants-less!) GQ cover shoot, her smoldering Super Bowl costume and a controversial new single, we're wondering if she's adding "bad girl" to her monikers.

She posted a new track (or what may very well be two tracks), "Bow Down/I Been On," on her Tumblr page last week, presented with a sweet-looking picture of herself as a young girl, in a ball gown and tiara. And the new music is drawing raves (and rants) from millions of fans online.



"Bow Down," presumably off of her yet-to-be-announced new album (rumored to be called Mrs. Carter), has an edgy hip-hop sound and some explicit lyrics.

"I know when you were little girls, you dreamed of being in my world," she sings. "Don't forget it, don't forget it, respect that, bow down b––."



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