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Beyoncé joins Megan Thee Stallion on ‘Savage’ remix for a good cause

The remix is a charity single to raise money for Bread of Life, which is working with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD during the COVID-19 pandemic

Now, we have a proper summer anthem.

Even though summer in 2020 won’t be exactly what we expected. There was only one person we needed to hear from.

Queen Bey.

And, my goodness, did she give us something special.

She teamed up with fellow Houston homegirl Megan Thee Stallion and she jumped on her viral hit Savage for a remix. It’s the kind of single that’s the soundtrack for rooftop parties in 89-degree weather, the kind of track that makes you wanna jump into some cutoffs (You don’t pull dukes on, yo. Listen to the song. You jump into ’em.). It’s the kind of music that makes you wanna slide into your drop-top and crank up the sound until the doors on your convertible nearly rattle off the hinges.

No mask. No gloves. No social distancing.

Just fun. And normalcy.

This track takes us back to when life on the outside didn’t seem so bad. It draws up so many great memories as Beyoncé raps during much of her verses: “If you don’t jump to put jeans on/baby you don’t feel my pain.”

And it’s true because her presence is strong, but doesn’t completely override what Megan Thee Stallion brings to the track, which is quite the feat, considering that many Beyoncé cameos have made their originators disappear. On their own song. We knew this duo was going to link up eventually – or we hoped – considering that Megan Thee Stallion is signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation for management.

But, glory be, did they drop some hot fire. And, hey, it’s for a good cause. The remix is a charity single to raise money for Bread of Life, which is working with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD recognizes the immense mental and personal health burdens being placed on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads a statement on her website from BeyGOOD. “In our major cities, African Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis.”

Her foundation is pledging $6 million in funding to help with that effort. So, when the next round of inevitable TikTok videos starts populating on Instagram and Twitter with this version of the song, we can all feel a bit better. And when we finally get the go-ahead to break free?

Whoo-wee. Watch out, now.

Kelley L. Carter is a senior entertainment reporter and the host of Another Act at Andscape. She can act out every episode of the U.S. version of The Office, she can and will sing the Michigan State University fight song on command and she is very much immune to Hollywood hotness.