"Baddygirl 2" Is M.I.A.’s Flawless Tribute To Beyoncé

“I woke up like this. I went to bed like this. We do everything just like this.”

1. On Tuesday night, M.I.A. released this track on her SoundCloud:

2. It samples Beyoncé’s “Diva” and the beat from “Run The World.” Several of its lyrics make it clear that this is something of a tribute to Bey.

 

Including: “I woke up like this. I went to bed like this. We do everything just like this.”

And, more obviously: “Flawless bitches say, hey, what’s up M.I.A.? It’s for the women and, of course, Beyoncé.”

3. M.I.A. teased the track in March of this year, in an Instagram video featuring her 5-year-old son Ikhyd.

4. And has apparently been waiting since for Beyoncé to give her rights to the samples:

5. M.I.A. is no stranger to the Knowles family.

Via Stephen Lovekin / Stringer

6. This past Saturday, she performed with Solange in New York City.

Stephen Lovekin / Stringer

Brian Ach / Stringer

 

7. Everything was ***Flawless and nothing hurt.

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