Beyoncé has a dig at Kim Kardashian-West in new track

  • 04/03/2018
Beyonce appeared to take issue with Kim Kardashian-West's claim to 'breaking the internet'.
Beyonce appeared to take issue with Kim Kardashian-West's claim to 'breaking the internet'. Photo credit: AAP

Pop superstar Beyoncé has taken aim at reality TV star Kim Kardashian-West in a new song.

The pair were thought to be pals, as Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z is a long-time collaborator and friend of Kardashian-West's beau Kanye West, but the men in that foursome have fallen out in recent times.

West called both Beyoncé and Jay-Z out at a California concert in November 2016, claiming the 'If I Were A Boy' hitmaker used dirty tactics to win an award. He also claimed the couple weren't there for them after Kardashian-West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris earlier that year.

And while Jay-Z insisted in an interview with The New York Times last year that everything had been resolved, he and Beyoncé's new track with DJ Khaled makes it sound as though perhaps not all water has passed under the bridge.

"I'm the only lady here, still the realest n****r in the room. I break the internet, top two - and I ain't number two," Beyoncé croons in 'Top Off'.

The 'break the internet' is a reference to Kardashian-West's infamous photo shoot in Paper Magazine, in which she posed completely nude and balanced a champagne glass on her rump. The magazine's cover was captioned with the now iconic phrase, 'Break the Internet, Kim Kardashian'.

'Single Ladies' singer Beyoncé snuffs out any lingering doubt about who she's singing about in a follow-up lyric.

"My body, my ice, my cash, all real - I'm a triple threat," she says, pointing out that she's never had plastic surgery - something Kardashian-West has long been speculated to have had.

'Top Off' was released earlier on Sunday (NZ time).