And now Beyoncé has been dragged into the election cycle.
Betsy McCaughey, a Donald Trump surrogate, appeared on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon on Monday to discuss the vulgar comments the Republican presidential candidate made about women in the newly unearthed Access Hollywood video from 2005, and used Beyoncé lyrics to argue Hillary Clinton is a hypocrite.
“I abhor lewd and bawdy language,” McCaughey said. “I don’t listen to rap music. I don’t like that kind of thing.” She then continued, “Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus horrific, but in fact she likes language like this: ‘I came to slay bitch, when he f— me good, I take his ass to Red Lobster.’”
Sound familiar? Yep, those are the lyrics to Beyoncé’s smash single about black female empowerment, “Formation.”
“That happens to be a line from Beyoncé, her favorite performer, whom she says she idolizes and would like to imitate,” McCaughey said. “There’s a lot of hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton expressing such horror.”
It’s true: Clinton is a fan of Beyoncé’s Lemonade – much like EW’s music staff, who named the album the best of the year so far – and the presidential candidate told Ellen DeGeneres that she saw “parts of [the Lemonade visual album] and I do like it.”
In the 2005 Access Hollywood clip, Trump says, among other graphic comments, that he tried to “f—” Nancy O’Dell (“I moved on her like a bitch”) and bragged he can grab women “by the p—y” because of his fame.
Watch the whole CNN clip below.
Here’s a call for Hillary Clinton to denounce Beyonce for singing about going to Red Lobster pic.twitter.com/aJkRgvxE7G
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) October 11, 2016