Triple J listeners, you may have noticed that your regularly-scheduled broadcasting has been slightly sassier than usual this week, with elevated levels of (Sasha) fierce, thanks to the addition of Beyoncé‘s Lemonade to the station’s playlist.
.@beyonce – Hold Up [20:43]
— triple j Plays (@triplejplays) April 28, 2016
— triple j Plays (@triplejplays) April 29, 2016
The addition of a pop artist such as Bey to the avowedly indie youth broadcaster’s rotation has ruffled sufficient feathers that, yesterday, Zan Rowe took to social media to defend it.
“If you haven’t seen or heard Lemonade in full and are slamming it, then nope. That’s just ignorant,” Rowe said. “For the record, a heap of people who have (and aren’t [normally] Bey fans), think it’s remarkable too.”
She also pointed to the fact that Lemonade features contributions from artists – like Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Father John Misty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Panda Bear and Jack White – who would generally be triple j staples.
If you haven’t seen or heard Lemonade in full and are slamming it, then nope. That’s just ignorant. #cleareyesfullhearts
— triple j Mornings (@triplejmornings) April 28, 2016
In summary then:
Source: Tone Deaf.
Photo: Getty Images Handout.