Bill Gates has responded to Beyonce’s “Formation”name drop.
” 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,’” Gates says during an interview with Wired. “I’m surprised.”
” You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay” Beyonce sings in the song, which she performed during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
” I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making.”
Gates also takes the mention as a compliment.
“I guess it’s nice that people consider me successful,” he says. “I actually haven’t met Beyonce. 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.”