It’s our professional opinion that Bill Gates isn’t excited enough about Beyonce name-dropping him in her latest hit heard ’round the world, “Formation.”
During a recent interview with Wired, the famous tech billionaire was made aware of Bey’s lyric, “You might just be a black Bill Gates in the making,” and his response was kind of… blah.
How do you feel about Beyoncé using your name in the lyrics of her latest song?
Yeah, 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.” I’m surprised—I’m not sure she said those words at the Super Bowl, though, did she?
I’m not sure, I’d have to look back. [Ed note: She did.] But it’s one of the lyrics that’s been passed around a lot.
I guess it’s nice that people consider me successful. I actually haven’t met Beyoncé. 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. I guess I should do a Bing search and see if there are more uses of my name that I don’t know about.
Yes Mr. Gates, amassing as much dough as you have over the years is #goals. Believe it.