Beyoncé is back with the type of record that has people talking - powerful, provocative and unapologetic. Oh, and it was released as a huge surprise overnight.

The album is a mixed bag - from vulnerable moments to full on 'come at me' sex songs, like 'Blow' where she sings: "I can't wait till I get home so you can turn that cherry out".

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This should come as no surprise - Beyoncé does sexy, she does fierce and her type of "modern feminism" has never been about casting aside any sexuality to be taken seriously and considered successful.

On 'Beyoncé' she's made one of her boldest feminist statements since 'Independent Women' by including a verse from Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, who says:

"We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings In the way that boys are. Feminist - the person who believes in the social Political, and economic equality of the sexes."

And to celebrate that fact, here are Bey's most badass lines from her fifth album:

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a printed halter with a tiered skirt and shoes by Kenzo and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - In this image released on Wednesday July 10, 2013, Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" at the BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a printed halter with a tiered skirt and shoes by Kenzo and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" during the Essence Festival at the Superdome on Sunday, July 7, 2013, in New Orleans. Beyonce is wearing a custom hand beaded one-piece by Givenchey. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.(Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Nick Farrell/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - In this image released on Wednesday July 10, 2013, Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" at the BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - In this image released on Saturday July 13, 2013, Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 25, 2013. (Photo by Nick Farrell/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 25, 2013. (Photo by Nick Farrell/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce poses for a photo backstage with survivors of the Boston bombing before her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" performance, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston. Left to right are Mery Daniel, Beyonce, Adrianne Haslet, and Heather Abbott. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Nick Farrell/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.(Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - In this image released on Saturday July 13, 2013, Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. (Photo by Robin Harper/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce, center, performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" during the Essence Festival at the Superdome on Sunday, July 7, 2013, in New Orleans. Beyonce is wearing an outfit by designer Alon Livne with shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" during the Essence Festival at the Superdome on Sunday, July 7, 2013, in New Orleans. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

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    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" at Staples Center on Monday, July 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. Beyonce is wearing a coat by Pucci. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a printed halter with a tiered skirt and shoes by Kenzo and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a printed halter with a tiered skirt and shoes by Kenzo and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a custom hand beaded white peplum one piece by Ralph & Russo, Stuart Weitzman shoes and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a custom hand beaded white peplum one piece by Ralph & Russo, Stuart Weitzman shoes and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a custom hand beaded white peplum one piece by Ralph & Russo, Stuart Weitzman shoes and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - Uncasville

    UNCASVILLE, CT - AUGUST 02: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Mohegan Sun Arena on August 2, 2013 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Beyonce wears a coat by Pucci and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)