Beyoncé Rewrites Madonna's Vogue Rap For Iconic New Version Of Break My Soul
Madonna and Beyoncé pictured together at the launch of Tidal in 2015 (Photo: Kevin Mazur via Getty Images)
Beyoncé had a treat in store for fans after discovering her latest album Renaissance had topped the charts in multiple territories.
On Friday night, she unveiled the “Queens remix” of her hit Break My Soul, which credits none other than Madonna as a featured artist.
The new version of Break My Soul heavily interpolates the Queen of Pop’s signature hit Vogue, including a rewritten version of the iconic Vogue “rap”.
And while the original track paid homage to Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Grace Kelly and Bette Davis, Beyoncé has reinvented the rap as a tribute to her Black peers in the music industry, as well as a celebration of those who helped pave the way for her.
After shouting out “Queen Mother Madonna”, Bey says:
Rosetta Tharpe, Satigold
Bessie Smith, Nina Simone
Betty Davis, Solange Knowles
Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl’
Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack
Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack
Missy, Diana, Grace Jones
Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones
Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo
Don’t just stand there, get in to it
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it
Later in the song, Bey gives call outs to Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Aaliyah.
She also mentions her protégées, Chloe X Halle, and her Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams.
This isn’t the first time that Beyoncé and Madonna’s paths have crossed, though, with the Crazy In Love singer previously making a cameo appearance in the pop icon’s Bitch I’m Madonna music video, alongside Kanye West, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
Take a listen to the new Queens remix of Break My Soul below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.