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i am elizah. i document life.
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Stans know that her husband, Jay Z, jokingly makes a reference to a horrific moment in the 1993 Tina Turner biopic, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” during his “Drunk in Love” cameo. “I’m Ike Turner Turner/You know I don’t play/Now eat the cake, Anna-Mae/Eat the cake Anna-Mae” he says in with his usual swagger. If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s the part when Ike Turner—angry about the adoration Tina’s getting—smashes cake into her face and slaps a backup singer who tries to defend her. After the violence a roadie wearily says, “Eat the cake, Anna-Mae.”
At least one radio station—in the U.K.—blurs out this part of the song because it’s a jokey joke reference to physical abuse.So last night when Jay got to the “Eat the cake” line, I thought maybe Queen Bey would stay silent on it. Instead she puts bass in her voice and chants along with her husband, “Eat the cake Anna-Mae!”
That Tina Turner is supposed to be one of Beyoncé’s idols makes this even worse."
-Shola Lynch [on current state of filmmakers of color]
Filmmaker & Curator for the Moving Image and Record Sound Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture