Beyoncé Wants Jack White to Know How Much He Inspired ‘Cowboy Carter’


Jack White was greeted with a bouquet of flowers recently. They were from Beyoncé.

On Tuesday, the musician shared a photo of the (literal) flowers Beyoncé sent him after she released her album Cowboy Carter, and they included a sweet note acknowledging how he inspired her new record.

“I just wanted you to know how much you inspired me on this record,” Beyoncé wrote, signing it: “Sending you my love.”

White shared a photo of the flowers on her Instagram, thanking Queen Bey for the gesture.

“What a sweet gesture to receive here in Nashville this morning from the talented and gracious @beyonce celebrating her new Cowboy Carter album,” White wrote. “Much love and respect to you Madam, and thank you kindly. Keep making beautiful and powerful music, nobody sings like you.”

Beyoncé and White have a longstanding relationship. She tapped the musician for Lemonade‘s “Don’t Hurt Yourself” in 2016. He also co-produced the track.

“You know, I just talked to her and she said, ‘I wanna be in a band with you.’ I said, ‘Really? Well, I’d love to do something,’ ” White told NPR about working with Queen Bey at the time. “I’ve always loved her voice — I mean, I think she has the kind of soul singing voice of the days of Betty Davis or Aretha Franklin.”

“She took just sort of a sketch of a lyrical outline and turned into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song,” White added. “I don’t even know what you’d classify it as — soul, rock and roll, whatever. ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ is incredibly intense; I’m so amazed at what she did with it.”

Florists were also in business thanks to Queen Bey’s release this weekend. She also sent flowers to several Black women country artists for paving the way.

“Thank you for opening doors for me, queen. Keep shining. Love and respect, Beyoncé,” Beyoncé wrote to Mickey Guyton, who was the first Black woman country artist to earn a Grammy nod in a country category.

“With opportunity comes possibility. The possibilities are endless with you, @Beyonce,” Guyton captioned a post. “God gave me an assignment and I followed. May the doors continue to stay wide open.”

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K. Michelle similarly received some flowers. Bey wrote her: “You’re killing it! I love what you’ve been doing and I know it’s not easy to enter a new space. Sending you positivity and respect. I hope to meet you one day. Love, Beyoncé.”

Beyoncé also featured Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy, and Reyna Roberts on “Blackbiird,” a reimagining of the Beatles 1968 song “Blackbird.”





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