Beyonce is in deep shit for sampling audio from the Challenger explosion for her new song XO. Jay Z’s baby mama thought it would be a good idea to revisit a national tragedy and take a clip from the NASA transcripts right before the shuttle blew up in 1986. A voice is heard saying, “Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction”. What the fuck that has to do with the song is beyond me. Not surprisingly the families of the people who died on the shuttle think that Beyonce using the sample was in poor taste. This is especially surprising since, like me, Beyonce is from Houston. You do not fucking make light of the Challenger disaster in Houston. It’s like going to a Philly sports bar to talk shit about the Eagles. I once saw a guy get his ass beat for making the following joke: “What does NASA stand for? Need Another Seven Astronauts”.
I know Beyonce thinks she can do whatever she wants since she has so much dough that she literally shoves gold in her pussy, but some things are best left alone. Of course, she’s not so book smart, but she’s no marketing idiot. She knew this would cause controversy which in turn leads to more album sales. Next she’ll be sampling video of the Rwandan genocide for her music videos about falling in love with the wrong man. She writes the songs that make the whole world think.