The wrath of Beyonce fans everywhere was invoked Monday night (October 10) when Donald Trump supporter and former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey—a.k.a. The Lady Who Kicked the BeyHive’s Nest—made a very reaching mention of Beyonce’s name and referenced her lyrics in a very bid to “expose” Hillary Clinton‘s “hypocritical” reaction to Trump’s offensive 2005 video leak.
Appearing on CNN, McCaughey used an excerpt of lyrics from Beyonce’s song “Formation” in an attempt to prove that Clinton, who has previously expressed her admiration for the Grammy-winning music icon, may be a hypocrite for taking offense over the vulgar, predatory language regarding women employed by Trump within the leaked Access Hollywood video. Because… logic?
“I abhor lewd and bawdy language,” the previous lieutenant governor began, adding, “I don’t listen to rap music. I don’t like that kind of issue, but Hillary Clinton, when she expresses…I mentioned rap music as a result of it’s stuffed with the f-word, the p-word, the b-word, the a-word…”
McCaughey continued, “Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus [in the leaked video], ‘horrific,’ but of course, she likes language like this.”
In a surreal moment of televised lunacy, she then proceeded to quote Beyonce’s “Formation,” reciting without a trace of irony, “I came to slay, b—h / When he f-ed me smart I take his ass to Red Lobster.”
“That happens to be from Beyonce, [Clinton’s] favorite performer…whom she says she idolizes and would like to imitate. There’s a heap of hypocrisy, in Hillary Clinton expressing such horror at language on the bus,” McCaughey continued.
Reminder: This is real life, and not a Saturday Night Live sketch.
After McCaughey made her, uh, purpose, a thoroughly-tickled Don Lemon reminded his guest that not solely did Clinton not say those words herself, but that there’s an enormous distinction between an official liking an artist who uses adult language and one who really expresses malevolent intentions toward women with that language themselves.
“As abundant as I like hearing you say [those lyrics],” Lemon said, “Hillary Clinton did not say those words. Donald Trump really said the words, and as my mom would say, that’s the horse of another color.”
Let’s make one issue very clear: When a music artist uses specific language to precise consensual sexual behaviors and fantasies in their art, it’s not the same factor as a would-be world leader admitting to sexually predatory behavior and using express language to precise his violent, non-consensual desires, like “grabbing [women] by the p—y.”