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Here's Where Beyonce's Famous "Red Lobster" Lyric Came From

It wasn't even about Red Lobster at first.

Beyonce's Lemonade gifted the world with so many iconic lyrics. Talking about hot sauce in your bag is now commonplace, "Becky With The Good Hair" has become a permanent part of our pop culture lexicon, and hours after "Formation" dropped, people were making Red Lobster references all over social media.

But where did the Red Lobster thing even come from? 

Wonder no more — we've finally got an explanation for what inspired Bey to come up with a line shouting out a chain of seafood restaurants.

MTV reports that producer Mike WiLL Made-It and co-songwriters Rae Sremmurd were freestyling in the car on the way to Coachella when Slim Jxmmi came up with the line, "If you f**k me good, I'll take your a** to Margiela."

Later, Mike gave the recordings to Bey, who liked the Margiela line enough to keep if — with a few tweaks, of course, which is how the world was blessed with "If he f**k me good, I take his a** to Red Lobster."

He went on to say that the song was a collaborative effort, and that Beyonce "wrote both of her verses and she got inspired by what Jxmmi said."

So is Bey just a Red Lobster superfan? Check out the interview below; the "Formation" discussion begins at 1:31.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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