Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé Teamed Up for a "Savage" Remix
They name-check TikTok, OnlyFans, and more.
Even if you're a TikTok acolyte, it's nearly impossible to have escaped the catchy beats of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage." It's become the de-facto tune for social media, whether it's for dancing (naturally, there's a viral dance), to use when setting the scene for an at-home wine pour, or to add a big mood to an unboxing of clothes or makeup that won't see the outside world for at least a little while.
Now, thanks to Beyoncé (as always), the song got an update and together, the two superstars are making sure that it's for a good cause. According to a statement released alongside the song, both artists will donate their share of proceeds to Houston's Bread of Life, Inc., a charity that works to make sure at-risk individuals have access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And although the track is for a good cause, it doesn't eschew the original song's spirit — or it's explicit content. During her new verses, Beyoncé adds a few lines about OnlyFans and TikTok, making an already-viral song that much more of-the-moment.
For anyone who wants a preview of Beyoncé's lines, including the OnlyFans tribute, it goes a little something like this:
"Hips tik tok when I dance / On that Demon Time, she might start an OnlyFans / Big B and that B stands for bands / If you wanna see some real ass, baby, here's your chance / As I say, left cheek, right cheek, drop it low and let it swang / Texas up in this thang, put you up from this gang
I been poppin' my frame, gang, gang, gang / If you don't jump to put jeans on, baby, you don't feel my pain."
Even Miss Tina Knowles gets a shoutout in Beyoncé's second verse, which lets listeners know that she got plenty from her mom, not just the reason she has to jump to put her jeans on:
"Please don't get me hyped, write my name in ice / Can't argue with the lazy bitches, I just raised my price / I'm a boss, I'm a leader, I pull up in my two-seater / And my momma was a savage, got this shit from Tina."
Megan Thee Stallion released "Savage" on her album, Suga, back in March. Beyoncé's last album was 2019's Homecoming: The Live Album. In addition to working with Megan to help their hometown of Houston, Beyoncé has also donated $6 million through her BeyGOOD initiative.
Bread of Life, Inc. has been hard at work distributing food to Houston's vulnerable populations. The organization's statement explains that Megan and Bey's contributions will help them expand their services, which are already reaching 500 families.
"From the start of the corona pandemic, Bread of Life, Inc. services have spanned distributing 14 tons of produce, shelf-stable food, and other supplies to 500 families each week via a drive-through distribution process," the statement reads, adding that the service is "delivering food to 100 homebound seniors each week, to working on hiring social workers and telehealth program for high-risk individuals to access help, and so much more."