Fivio Foreign Says Beyoncé Made Him ‘Clean Up’ Destiny’s Child-Sampling ‘What’s My Name’


Fivio Foreign’s B.I.B.L.E. debut album arrived on Friday (April 8) and he paid a visit to Hot 97 on Thursday (April 7) to promote the effort.

At one point in the interview, Ebro brought up how he chose to sample Destiny Child’s “Say My Name” for the Coi Leray and Queen Naija-assisted “What’s My Name,” and Fivio revealed that Beyoncé wanted him to “clean up” the record’s vulgar content before giving her blessing to clear the sample.

“Shoutout Destiny’s Child, appreciate that, they cleared that joint,” Fivio explained. “[John “Big John” Platt] and them. [Beyoncé] had to hear it. She heard it. It was a little vulgar, a little bit for her, at first. I cleaned it up, I cleaned it up, I cleaned it up a lot.

“It was like, ‘You can’t be talking about girls like that!’ Afterward, Big John and them explained to me, it’s a bigger record now and it made sense.”

“Say My Name” isn’t the only recognizable sample on the album as Columbia Records made sure to have a nice budget ready. Fivio brought Ne-Yo along to sample his own 2005 hit “So Sick” for “Love Songs” while Fivio Foreign interpolates DMX’s “Slippin’” on “Can’t Be Us” and he teams with Lil Tjay and Yung Bleu to turn Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” into a drill record for “World Watching.”

The Brooklyn native took creative risks while making sure to color outside the lines of drill throughout the versatile project. With Kanye West on board as an executive producer, B.I.B.L.E. is a star-studded affair with additional features from A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Chloe, Polo G, DJ Khaled, Blueface and more.