At first we started out real cool1 Taking me places I ain’t never been2 But now, you’re getting comfortable Ain’t doing those things you did no more You’re slowly making me pay for things Your money should be handling3 1 According to online apocrypha, Beyoncé acquired her first boyfriend, Lyndell Locke, at age 12. “It was puppy love,” said Locke, now a chef in Houston, in a rare interview in 2009. “I would take her to the movies, or we would eat out. Normal things teenagers do.” 2 As Beyoncé was 16 when she co-wrote “Bills, Bills, Bills,” this line might mean “R-rated movies,” etc. 3 Today, 80% of women and 70% of men state that they desire a financially (and otherwise) egalitarian relationship, although only around 23% of women state that they feel prepared to make major financial decisions.
And now you ask to use my car4 4 Beyoncé did not learn how to drive until 2010, when Jay-Z taught her.
Drive it all day and don’t fill up the tank5 5 Four years before she learned how to drive, Jay-Z bought Beyoncé a 1959 Rolls Royce (est. value $1 million) for her 26th birthday. Filling up a 1959 Rolls Royce in Manhattan would cost around $81.
And you have the audacity To even come and step to me Ask to hold some money from me Until you get your check next week6