‘Glamour’ writer Candace McDuffie sparked Beyhive’s scorn on Twitter for her list of Beyoncé’s Worst Songs
The Beyhive took Glamor Magazine to task after the online magazine published a list of articles BeyonceThe artist’s best and worst songs to celebrate the artist’s 40th birthday on Saturday.
Charm writer Candace McDuffie has compiled a ranking of the 10 best and 10 worst tracks from Beyoncé’s solo catalog. Despite the ranking, she left a warning at the top of the ranking article saying, “Spoiler: They’re all amazing.”
Among the top three favorite picks were “Formation”, “Mood 4 Eva”, and “Me, Myself & I”. On the other hand, McDuffie’s selection of “Kitty Kat” as the second worst song in Beyoncé’s discography has drawn scorn from many on social media. Produced and co-written by The Neptunes, ‘Kitty Kat’ appears on Beyoncé’s second album B’Day.
McDuffie said she took issue with the song’s accompanying music video as well as Beyoncé’s attempt to “channel a feline alter ego” with her vocals.
“The video is equally goofy, with Beyoncé donning a sequined leopard print bodysuit while riding an oversized black cat,” McDuffie wrote. “An artist taking a creative risk is always appreciated, but unfortunately I think Bey missed the mark with this one.”
Many Beyhive members took to social media to show their disgust at McDuffie’s rating of “Kitty Kat,” so much so that it became a trending topic on Twitter. Some shouted the song’s praises.
“Kitty Kat is literally one of Beyoncé’s best songs,” said a Twitter user with the name mic said.
“Kitty Kat is without a doubt Beyoncé’s best record that has ever existed. Rap bridge and post-bridge alone >”, a surfer who passes by Mel Smith job.
Others have disputed McDuffie’s opinion of the song.
“Imagine writing in a major publication that Kitty Kat Christ is one of Beyoncé’s worst songs”, digital creator Franc de Fonz said in a post, along with a cartoon of a girl with an incredulous look on her face edited to include a handgun and bullets on a desk.
“I would like to know the age of the Glamor editor who ranked the worst Kitty Kat Beyoncé song…”, said another user. Tierra Harris said in a tweet that included a photo of the decorated singer.
For the worst song on the list, McDuffie chose “Beautiful Liar”, another B’Day Track. She wrote that song, a duet with Shakira“feels cheap and relies too heavily on each performer’s sexual desirability instead of their vocal abilities.”
Once again, fans took to Twitter to express their disdain.
“Making a list of Bey’s ‘worst’ songs the day before her birthday is very bold, but putting KITTY KAT on this list? Bold and stupid,” posted a Twitter user named Donovan, which prompted another critical response from another account.
” SAND CASTLE ????? SUPER POWER ?????? BEAUTIFUL LIAR????? I’m starting to understand why the hive was chasing people off the internet like what? » a user with the name Young Padajuan said in a response calling out three of McDuffie’s picks in the least favorite list.
“im sorry, what??? they put so many bangers in the worst category. this is slander”, a user of the name olivia said. “Now excuse me while I go listen to Kitty Kat, Suga Mama, Beautiful Liar, Schoolin Life, Superpower and Sandcastles, Ty.”
McDuffie chose a total of three songs, including “Suga Mama”, from the album B’Day, who also turned 15 on Saturday. The album was a triple platinum hit, making it Beyoncé’s second best-selling album, according to Billboard. It spawned the Billboard 100 Top 10 hit singles “Irreplaceable”, “Deja Vu”, and “Beautiful Liar”.
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