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Bill Gates Had The Best Reaction To Getting A Shoutout From Beyoncé In 'Formation'


Breaking news: The richest man in the world is pretty humble.

In an interview with Wired, Bill Gates (who's worth nearly $90 effing billion) said he was surprised Beyoncé mentioned him in her new hit, "Formation." In case the baller line he's talking about hasn't been ingrained into your psyche already, here's a quick refresher:

Look out, Bill, Queen Bey is gunning for your position as most powerful diva in the world.

Apparently, Gates had no idea about the mention until an employee brought it to his attention, saying in the interview,

His real feelings came out as he went on to say,

Um, excuse me, Bill Gates, but duh people think you're successful. The entity that should be really surprised is Red Lobster. And nice try with the search engine plug, but I just had to google "Who uses Bing these days?" and came up with one lonely tech nerd in Portland.

It's cool, though. Anybody Beyoncé mentions has got to be pretty relevant.

Citations: Bill Gates Couldn't Believe Beyoncé Mentioned Him in "Formation" (Cosmopolitan)