If you’re like us, you’ve probably listened to “Formation” way too many times — really, is there such a thing — and the lyrics are probably embedded into your brain by now. So, you can probably recall the lines, “You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making (cause I slay)/I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making!” Well, Bill has finally responded to Bey’s lyric.
In an interview with Wired the tech icon said that he hadn’t heard the song or known about the lyrics until someone pointed it out to him.
“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?”
She did, Bill. He goes on to add,
“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.”
We’re not sure who else may have dropped Bill’s name, but if a Bing search reveals that tons of musicians are mentioning the Microsoft co-founder and CEO, we suggest he get his name trademarked ASAP.