In a remix that has shaken the internet, Beyoncé joined fellow Houston native Megan Thee Stallion on a rework of the latter’s hit song, “Savage.”
Queen Bey blesses the song with not one, but two new verses as she flexes her rap skills and name-drops her Ivy Park brand and mother Tina Knowles. “Ivy Park on my frame, gang, gang, gang, gang / If you don’t jump to put jeans on, baby, you don’t feel my pain,” she spits. “I’m a boss, I’m a leader, I pull up in my two-seater / And my mama was a savage, n***a, got this shit from Tina.”
Megan also adds a couple of fresh bars to the track: “Like Beyoncé, like me, he want a bitch like the Stallion with the knees / He be like ‘Damn, how that thang movin’ in them jeans?’” Beyoncé assists with her smooth ad libs throughout the remix.
The Houston natives have made their first-ever collaboration even sweeter by donating all proceeds from the single to COVID-19 relief efforts. According to a press release, profits will benefit the artists’ Texas hometown through the food security and emergency response organization, Bread of Life.
The original version of “Savage” appears on Megan’s latest EP, Suga, which also included the track “BITCH.” On the other hand, Beyoncé oversaw the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, which featured music inspired by Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King.
Stream the “Savage” remix below:
Get to know rising Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion here.