Last year, global superstar singer Beyoncé Knowles released her critically acclaimed seventh studio album, Renaissance, to the delight of fans. However, only a matter of weeks into her highly-anticipated world tour, which kicked off in Stockholm earlier this month, the singer has now released an unexpected remix of her project’s hit track ‘America Has A Problem’ featuring Kendrick Lamar.
This surprise remix is not the first time the singer has called upon the emcee for a collaboration. In 2016, Knowles and Lamar collaborated on the iconic track ‘Freedom’ for the singer’s ground-breaking body of work, Lemonade. As a dynamic duo, Lamar took the stage with her at the BET Awards that year to perform the track. He even joined the ‘Partition’ singer for the last show of her 2016 Formation World at New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium, where the pair delivered the now legendary single.
This hip-hop-infused rendition of what was widely considered the highlight of Renaissance sees Lamar deliver a minute-long tongue-twisting verse in which he raps, “My momma told me that the money outgrew you / My horoscope said I’m really out my noodle / I’m troublin’, I’m puzzlin’, it’s sudoku / Say B, yes, America got a problem / Kicked up, choosing love, well, they chose violence.” The Compton musician even goes as far as to declare himself “an honorary Beyhive” member.
The Good Kid, m.A.A.d city act has previously admitted to being a fan of Knowles. In a 2017 interview with the music magazine Rolling Stone, he shared his thoughts on how the singer’s dedication to her craft makes her an untouchable artist. Elaborating on her work ethic, Lamar professed, “She’s a perfectionist. Think about the BET performance. She was very particular – the lighting, the camera blocking, the transition from the music to the dancing. It was confirmation of something I already knew.”
Beyoncé is currently on a worldwide tour, and from May through to September, she will be on the road. The superstar will be in Europe for two months, performing in all of the continent’s major cities, including London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin. The ‘Crazy In Love’ singer will also be performing multiple shows in these cities, with some having more than four different dates due to the high demand. Following her Europe leg of the tour, the iconic musician will be touring her album in Canada’s major cities., and will conclude with a US-wide tour with several dates in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
You can listen to her exciting new remix of ‘America Has A Problem’ in the video below.