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Beyoncé and Saucy Santana Both Revisit Madonna Classics

Beyoncé and Saucy Santana Both Revisit Madonna Classics

Beyoncé and Saucy Santana Both Revisit Madonna Classics
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This week, the gay gods of music are giving, and by gods I mean Beyoncé and Madonna.

Beyoncé has reimagined Madonna’s iconic “Vogue” in her single “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” in which she celebrates the ball culture that inspired “Vogue” and samples the song.

Queen Bey calls out the houses Xtravaganza, Revlon, LaBeija, and Amazon by name. The track also reimagines Madonna’s original rap about golden era Hollywood stars and starlets as a celebration of Black artists instead.

“Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold / Bessie Smith, Nina Simone / Betty Davis, Solange Knowles / Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl’ / Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack / Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack / Missy, Diana, Grace Jones / Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones / Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo / Don’t just stand there, get into it / Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it / Vogue!” she sings in the new verse.

Not to be outdone, Madonna has also dropped a surprise collab with Saucy Santana this week. “Material Gworrllllllll!” is a callback to one of her earliest and most beloved hits, “Material Girl”.

Once again, Madonna brushed up her rapping skills. “I am not fancy, I just love fancy sh*t. Make a budget disappear like a magic trick. Make ‘em buy me everything, I don’t have to pick. Only hold a conversation if the bag is thick,” the song begins, continuing, “A material girl is not tasteless, a material girl is my favorite. I’m a material girl, so don’t waste this. If you’re not a material girl, then you basic.”

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.