I’ve really tried to stay away from posting about Beyonce and Jay-Z on tour. I mean, everywhere you turn, there are videos of performances. If you bought tickets, you might feel like you’ve already seen the show. I get it. That’s why I avoided it for the most part. However, one of the most recent clips to surface has sparked real interest.
At the Ohio showing of the “On the Run” tour last week, Beyonce tore the house down, belting out a powerful reworking of her “B’Day” classic, “Resentment.” And she was wearing a wedding dress as she sang her heart out. What do I mean by “reworked?” Well, it’s not the same as previous live versions, but the most obvious change is in the lyrics of this performance. I’d just like to point out that “B’Day” was released in 2006, when she and Jay had been together for four years already. See what she had to say.
Did you catch that?
I know she was attractive, but I was here first
Been riding with you for 12 years
Why did I deserve to be treated this way by you?
And the ad-libs sound like she’d really been holding it in.
Meanwhile the power-coupled Carters won “Best Collaboration” at the 2014 BET Awards for “Drunk In Love” this past weekend.
I know these rumors have been floating for years, but I’d love to know your thoughts on the situation. Spill the tea in the comments section.