America has a problem: Beyoncé drops new remix with Kendrick Lamar

America has a problem: Beyoncé drops new remix with Kendrick Lamar

"I'm an honorary Beyhive, let's see why," Kendrick raps on the remix of Beyoncé's song.

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Beyoncé has roped in American rapper Kendrick Lamar for the remix of her single, 'America Has A Problem'.

Queen B released the remix unexpectedly on Friday, May 19. Some news outlets suggested that the surprise release was meant to distract people from reports that she bought a Malibu mansion worth a whopping R3.8-billion

But Beyoncé is no stranger to surprise releases. She dropped her self-titled album, 'Beyoncé', with no prior notice on 13 December 2013. The 'Halo' hitmaker started a trend as many artists started copying the marketing strategy. 

Planned or not, Beyoncé's fans are loving her new remix with Kendrick. The original version features on the 41-year-old's Grammy Award-winning album, 'Renaissance'. 

The remix sticks to its original beat but immediately kicks off with Kendrick's rap verse. "I'm an honorary Beyhive, let's see why," he raps in his verse. 

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Beyoncé and Kendrick have collaborated on two other songs in the past. He featured on 'Freedom' from Queen B's 2016 album, 'Lemonade'. 

It went on to be nominated for a 'Best Rap/Sung Performance' Grammy. 

Kendrick and Beyoncé then teamed up on 'Nile' for her 'The Lion King: The Gift' album.

Beyoncé is currently embarking on a world tour for her 'Renaissance' album.  Fans are hoping the surprise release of the 'America Has A Problem' remix means that Kendrick could be joining her during one of her stops.

She performed the new remix during her latest show. 

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Sadly, Queen B will not be making a stop in South Africa. Her world tour currently includes North America and European shows. 

Main image credit: Instagram/@beyonce

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