This is a mostly slow and sultry song. The minimalist beat is sparse, and Beyoncé raps quietly but confidently in the second verse leading into the chorus. Then suddenly, halfway through the bridge, we get a driving upbeat snare, two lines of aggressively delivered wordplay, and (in case it didn’t feel enough like straight-up rap) an airhorn. She raps,
“I always keep the top tier, five star, backseat loving in the car
Like make that wood, like make that wood, Holly like a boulevard”
It’s not just that she can rap, she can change up her style to match a beat or take the song in a totally different direction just to capture a feeling or mess with you for a second. But that’s it. Then we’re back to R&B.