Black British Internet radio station Bang Radio has announced that they will wipe Jay Z’s lyrics (“eat the cake Anna Mae I said eat the cake Anna Mae”) from Beyonce’s new single ‘Drunk In Love’.
After discovering that the rapper’s verse references the abuse that singer Tina Turner suffered at the hands of her former husband Ike Turner, station executives decided to ban the verse.
Bang Media CEO Jennifer Ogole said in a written statement:
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. 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…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”.
We stand firm with our values and principles in our passion for social justice…Respectful of what our audience want to hear on BANG Radio, we feel this is the right action to take in regards to the controversial lyrics of the song and we will continue to serve in social equality for people through music and content on our station.
Over to you Jay Z…..
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