Bill Gates responds Beyoncé’s ‘black Bill Gates’ lyric in ‘Formation’

"‘Are you serious? This is kind of a strange set of words here,'" says Microsoft billionaire

Bill Gates has responded to Beyonce giving him a shout out in her new single ‘Formation’.

The Microsoft billionaire gets a namecheck in the single when Beyoncé, who is rumoured to be releasing a new album in April, sings that she “might be a black Bill Gates in the making”

Speaking to Wired, Gates confirmed that he had heard the song but only because someone in his office tipped him off about it. “Yeah, I hadn’t realized that she did that until somebody in the office actually sent me a copy of the lyrics and I said, ‘Are you serious? This is kind of a strange set of words here.'”


He went on to say he was “surprised” and added: “I’m not sure she said those words at the Super Bowl, though, did she?…I guess it’s nice that people consider me successful. I actually haven’t met Beyoncé. I guess I should do a Bing search and see if there are more uses of my name that I don’t know about.”

Beyoncé joined Coldplay during their high-profile appearance at the Super Bowl earlier this month (February 7), performing her new single ‘Formation’ 24 hours after releasing track and its politically charged video online.

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Beyoncé will tour the UK during June and July. See below for Beyoncé’s full UK dates:

Sunderland, Stadium of Light (June 28)
Cardiff, Principality Stadium (30)
London, Wembley Stadium (July 2, 3)
Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground (5)
Glasgow, Hampden Park (7)

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