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.
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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?”
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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.”
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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.