Angela Rye Brings Beyonce Into Political Commentary Because She’s Also A Queen
Angela Rye continues to prove she’s the best — and most entertaining — political commentator in the game. During a heated discussion about Donald Trump and President Obama on CNN Tuesday night, Rye brought Beyonce into politics, telling CNN political commentator Corey Lewandowski, “Boy bye.” Honestly, Beyonce’s wise words can translate to any situation, but no Queen B-loving political commentators thought to use her lyrics to make a point before.
Lewandowski and Rye were debating whether or not President Obama was out of line publicly denouncing Trump in a White House news conference Tuesday, as Lewandowski claimed he shouldn’t engage in partisan politics from the White House. Rye argued that Trump championed the birther conspiracies against Obama in 2008 and also claimed he was only admitted to Harvard because of affirmative action. Of course, Lewandowski came back saying Obama never released his Harvard transcripts, to which Rye fired, “By the way, tell me about those tax returns, while you’re at it.”
When he kept pushing the issue of Obama’s transcripts (because, she brought it up, so she started it), Rye set him up for a painful Beyonce burn. “Corey? Just a moment,” she said. “I’m going to Beyoncé you. Boy, bye. You just so out of line right now, tell your candidate to release his tax returns.”
In case you’re unaware, “boy bye” comes from a line in Beyonce’s song “Sorry” that goes: “Middle fingers up, put them hands high/ Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye/ Tell him, boy, bye, boy, bye, middle fingers up/ I ain’t thinking ’bout you.” Rye probably wanted to flip Lewandowski the bird, but since that’s a little less appropriate for a news network, she settled for the classic line that gets the same message across.
This isn’t the first time Rye outshone everyone else on a political panel. Just last week, she caught everyone’s attention with her extremely honest facial expressions on CNN at the Democratic National Convention. As conservative correspondent Kayleigh McEnany said, “Donald Trump’s done great things in his private time,” Rye gave an eye roll that puts all other eye rolls to shame. I’m not kidding — this was one of the greatest eye rolls of all time, rivaled only by Liz Lemon’s iconic expression, and it was caught on live TV.
Needless to say, Rye makes political commentary worth watching, as she isn’t afraid to express her true feelings or stand up to men spouting nonsense.