Beyoncé was really feeling herself, and riled up Twitter in the process.
Queen Bey and Nicki Minaj dropped their "Feeling Myself" music video on Monday — on Tidal, of course — and one particular scene definitely got a reaction (possibly an overraction) out of viewers. Jay Z's better half can be seen pouring out a shiny bottle of Armand de Brignac — aka Ace of Spades — into a hot tub, which rubbed quite a few folks the wrong way.
Why? Because it's a big old waste of money. The bottle of bubbly ranges in price, sometimes upwards into the hundreds of thousands of dollars range, although it's unclear just how much this particular one costs.
Beyoncé pour $20K Champagne into a tub like it's nothing. She should give me a bottle so I can return it and pay for my tuition.
— Brett D. Gauger (@GAUG_zilla) May 19, 2015
So seeing Beyoncé pour out a $20000 bottle into a pool is a slap in the face to me
— Char (@xnejana) May 19, 2015
Beyoncé over here pour 20,000 dollar Champagne in a hot tube while California ain't got even a years worth of water.
— ashley (@anpeveich) May 19, 2015
Beyoncé pouring my tuition fees into a hot tub pic.twitter.com/jbkQFqmsbp
— College Student (@ColIegeStudent) May 19, 2015
Yes, it's a rather pricey beverage, but is anyone else seeing a double standard here? How come no one gets worked up over all the rappers that spray the really expensive bottles of Ace of Spades champagne all around? Extravagance in music videos is nothing new.
And in case you were wondering, Jay Z also happens to own the flashy Armand de Brignac brand, so there are plenty more bottles where this one came from. Cheers!