Beyonce & Bill Gates: The Technology Tycoon Talks “Formation”


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(AllHipHop News) The name “Bill Gates” has become a ubiquitous way to quantify success. Recently, the billion dollar man reacted to learning that he was lyrically referenced in Beyoncé’s “Formation.” Gates was previously unaware of the allusion.

“I hadn’t realized that she did that until somebody in the office actually sent me a copy of the lyrics and I said, ‘Are you serious? This is kind of a strange set of words here,’” he revealed to Wired. “I’m surprised.”

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That initial surprise resonates with Gates as a compliment. “I guess it’s nice that people consider me successful,” he says. “I actually haven’t met Beyoncé.” Although, he has yet to meet up with B, he has met her better half.

“I know Jay Z, because when I did some humor right when I was retiring from Microsoft—he was nice about participating in that, and did a great job on that, he reflected. “I guess I should do a Bing search and see if there are more uses of my name that I don’t know about.”