The mother, the mogul, the Michael Jackson of Millenials: Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter. We knew she could dance, we knew she could sing, but the songwriter gave lady emcees a run for their money when she tried her hand at rap. The following is a list of 5 times Beyonce’ proved herself as a rapper.
5. Flawless: Beyonce’ featuring Nicki Minaj
The Queen Bey of her Bey-hive, mistakenly pronounced by others as queen “bae,” shocked the Paris audience of the On The Run tour just before introducing Nicki Minaj as Onika. She proceeded to give the crowd a treat as she rapped a few bars in a deep monotone voice in incredible contrast to her singing voice. See for yourself:
4. Feelin’ myself: Beyonce’ featuring Nicki Minaj
Beyonce must have caught a little rap bug from hanging out with Nicki Minaj because she did it again on Feelin’ Myself. The rapper sang, and the singer rapped. If asked, no one would have guessed that Nicki Minaj could hold her singing with vocals next to Beyonce or that Beyonce could do the same rapping on the same track with Nicki Minaj, but they pulled it off, leaving the barbs and bees hoping for more collaborations.
3. Apesh*t: The Carters
Jay-Z unleashed a version of his wife none of us had seen before on The Carters LP. Beyonce rapped in full verses as opposed to a few bars here and there. We praise rappers like Twista and the men of Do or Die for being able to rap at a galloping pace. In this song, Beyonce easily became Bizzy-Bone and did not disappoint. Most of us would have to take a breath or catch our breath to rap along with her to Apesh*t.
2. Savage Remix: Megan thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce.’
On the Savage Remix, where the two Texas titans finally met on their collision course, Beyonce bounced back and forth between singing and rapping with ease. Again, in her low husky tones, she offered us rhythm and lyricism on the level of many distinguished female emcees.
1. Top Off: DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, Future, Beyonce.’
Coming in at number one on our list of 5 times, Beyonce proved herself as a rapper is Top Off. Once again, Beyonce’ came in easy like the long lost member of Bone thugs-n-harmony ( let’s call her Bey-Bone), saying in the smoothest hair raising manner,
“I’m the only lady here, still the realest n*gga in the room. I break the internet, top two, and I ain’t number two.”
After hearing Beyonce on the track, Chance the Rapper took to social media and tweeted: “Beyonce’ My Favorite Rapper” on March 2, 2018.