Beyonce released a "girl power" song. Who runs the world? Girls! Who runs the world? Girls! Cool let's see how many "girls" worked on this female empowerment anthem.
Here are the album and video credits:
Song writing and production credits: The Dream (Terius Nash), Nick "Afrojack" van de Wall, Wesley "Diplo" Pentz, David "Switch" Taylor, and Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer). A bunch of dudes.
Music Sampled from: Major Lazer (which is really two white male DJ's who created a fictional Jamaican robot named Major Lazer) BTW, this video is sooooooo not safe for work. Unless you work in an actual Jamaican Dance Hall.
Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.
Stylist: Douglas Vanlaningham (So far, I've not met a woman named Douglas)
Video Director: Francis Lawrence (I'm sure this person is in possession of a Y chromosome)
Choreographer: Jeffrey Page (Him too.)
African Dancing inspired by: Tofo Tofo (Oh look! Three more guys.)
Couture dresses by: Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gualtier, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, Gareth Pugh, and Norma Kamali (Oh snap one woman! Who let her in!)
What have we learned children? That men wrote the song, produced the music, did her hair and make-up, choreographed her dancing, designed her clothes, and directed the video. So if girls run the world, why didn't Beyonce hire so few of them?
This does nothing to dispel my theory that Beyonce is a singing, dancing fembot programmed to work the hell out of a stage, but have no self awareness what so ever. I mean seriously, this chick went into the studio and on the set with all these men around her telling her what words to sing, what dance moves to do, and what to wear and the fact that she is singing about girls running the world while having a bunch of men running the whole process is lost on her?
B don't sing about it, BE about it. Please do enjoy this public service message: