The dream collaboration we’ve all wished for is finally here.
Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé released a remix to Stallion’s Savage on Wednesday, and the best part is that all proceeds with go toward aid for Houstonians impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Houston natives Megan and Queen Bey announced money from the drop will be donated to Bread of Life, Inc., a nonprofit that feeds people in need via their drive-through helpline and delivery service.
Beyoncé has previously worked with the organization to support Houston after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina. Since these disasters, Bread of Life has expanded its mission to include food delivery for senior citizens and telehealth support for compromised individuals.
The surprise remix still features Megan’s original hook that went viral on TikTok months ago, but Beyoncé has contributed lyrics about her city, and her mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson. The visual accompaniment to the remix featuring a “Welcome to Houston” sign is now #1 trending on YouTube.
After its release, an emotional Megan went live on Instagram to express her love for Houston and how much the track would have meant to her late mother who was a huge Beyoncé fan.
“I’m literally crying being from HOUSTON MF TEXAS this shit means EVERYTHING to me !!!! SAVAGE REMIX FT THE QUEEN @BEYONCE OUT NOW!”
Megan was congratulated on Twitter by colleagues and fans all over the world, including Houston natives, Lizzo, Slim Thug, and Normani.
Even the mayor of Houston wants to honor these powerful women for their contributions to the city. With a little nudge from his daughter, Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted:
“Because of both artists’ contributions to uplifting our communities, holding down #HTown, and for helping us remain #HoustonStrong, our city will present both artists with their own respective days.”
I appreciate my daughter, Ashley Turner, for encouraging and informing me about about the launch of the single and how the proceeds would benefit one of our local organizations who does great work.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 30, 2020
Her points were very persuasive. st #BeyGood #TheeStallion #Savage
It’s great to see proceeds from the single’s purchase will support Bread of Life. Let’s purchase & support this organization’s efforts.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 30, 2020
I look forward to connecting with both artists teams to find the appropriate time to make these requests a reality. st #HoustonStrong (2/2)
Bread of Life has distributed 14 tons of food throughout Houston since its founding in 1992. #BEYGOOD and donate here.