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Beyonce's song censored in the U.K. over Jay Z rap

Beyonce is in trouble with radio station bosses in the U.K. over her husband's rap on new track Drunk In Love.

Producers at Bang Radio have revealed they will only play an edited version of the song after discovering one of Jay Z's rap verses references a domestic violence scene in Tina Turner biopic What's Love Go To Do With It.


Jay Z's "Now eat the cake, Anna Mae/I said eat the cake, Anna Mae" is a line from the film, which chronicles Turner's violent marriage to Ike Turner.


The station's CEO Jennifer Ogole says, "The lyrics controversially imitate a scene of severe domestic violence. We believe in the unity of women and music and in no way condone violence, domestic or otherwise, especially not through the power of music. Therefore, the decision has been made to wipe the stated lyrics from the song.


"Respectful of what our audience wants to hear on Bang Radio, we feel this is the right action to take in regards to the controversial lyrics of the song and we will continue to serve in social equality for people through music and content on our station."


Grammy Awards bosses are not expected to censor the song if, as reported, Beyonce and Jay Z perform it live during Sunday's (26Jan14) ceremony.