In a recent interview with PrideSource, Annie Lennox revealed that she isn't impressed with Beyonce calling herself a feminist during her set at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.
The 59-year-old Eurythmics singer and human rights activist pointed out that while the Single Ladies star is a phenomenal artist there are 'issues' with her jumping on the feminist bandwagon and portraying a false sense of the movement.
"I would call that 'feminist lite'. L-I-T-E. I'm sorry. It's tokenistic to me. I mean, I think she's a phenomenal artist - I just love her performances - but I'd like to sit down [with her]. I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artists and talk to them. I'd like to listen to them; I'd like to hear what they truly think", she said.
Lennox then added that many artists use feminism to appear edgy and as a means of promoting their careers.
"I see a lot of it as them taking the word hostage and using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism - no, I don't.
"I think for many it's very convenient and it looks great and it looks radical, but I have some issues with it. I have issues with it. Of course I do. I think it's a cheap shot", she explained.
She also deemed 33-year-old Beyonce's sexy on-stage routines to be "cheap", especially considering her young fans.
"I think what they do with it is cheap and ... yeah. What can I tell you? Sex always sells. And there's nothing wrong with sex selling, but it depends on your audience. If they're seven-year-old kids, I have issues with it", she added.