During a interview with iTunes Radio, Beyonce explained how and why she recorded her controversial hit “Bow Down” , which she says was to defend herself against all you the hate and negativity:
“The reason I put down out ‘Bow Down’ is I woke up, I went to the studio, I had a chant in my head, it was aggressive, it was angry, it wasn’t the Beyonce that wakes up every morning. It was the Beyonce that was angry. It was the Beyonce that felt the need to defend herself. And if the song never comes out…ok! I said it! And listened to it after I finished, and I said ‘This is hot! I’ma put it out. I’m not going to sell it. I’m just going to put it out. If people like it, great. If they don’t, they don’t.”
King Bey says she doesn’t wake up angry but she is tired of letting all the negative rumors fly.
“But I won’t do it everyday because that’s not who I am. But I feel strong. And anyone that says, ‘Oh that is disrespectful.’ Just imagine the person that hates you. Imagine a person that doesn’t believe in you. And look in the mirror and say ‘Bow down b*tch’ and I guarantee you feel gangsta!
“So listen to the song in that point of view again if you didn’t like it before [laughs].”