Beyoncé’s “Cuff It” Lyrics – Is the Song as Raunchy as People Think?

Beyoncé’s “Cuff It” Lyrics – Is the Song as Raunchy as People Think?

Beyonce is an enigma when it comes to the world of music. She is behind the creation of some of the most iconic songs and her latest album, Renaissance is an example of that. Amidst all the songs on the album, one that stands out and has managed to catch the attention of the viewers is Cuff It.

While most people who have listened to the song believe that it’s an erotic and raunchy song with no other meaning than wild sex, that’s not the case at all.

It’s just the third verse of the song that features highly erotic lyrics. However, if you stop and think of the rest of the song, you will realize that the song is dedicated to a particular romantic interest.

As you progress through the song, you realize that the only thing that the vocalist is on the lookout for is a chill, romantic night with her love interest. But, there’s passion and sensuous feelings associated too. Some of the verses in the song allude to the raunchy and wild night that the two want to engage in.

Is the Song About a One-Night Stand?

Listening to the lyrics of Cuff is pretty much a clear indication that the song is regarding a one-night stand. Even if it isn’t a one-night stand, it is a fairly new relationship where the two people haven’t known each other for very long.

The phrase in the song “feel (s) like falling in love” very much indicates that the vocalist (Beyonce in this case) is with someone that ignites the feelings of being in love fairly newly. This is one of the reasons most listeners believe it indicates a new relationship or potentially a one-night stand.

One counterargument that people have talked about is saying that the line can also mean that the vocalist is in the process of re-falling in love with someone they have either been with for a long time or are reuniting with them after a long time.

Is Cuff it a Metaphor?

When you first think of the word “cuff it”, it ignites feelings of bondage. So, it isn’t surprising to say that the song’s context does drabble into the realm of sex and sensuous moments shared with someone the person is close to.

However, whether or not Beyonce is referring to a kinkier side of self-exploration in the song is something we’d have to figure out as listeners. 

Overall, the song manages to make the listeners groove to the beats while getting doused with emotions with the lyrics. 


Songs are always up for personal interpretations, which is one of the main reasons why it is difficult to exactly suggest what Cuff It by Beyonce is about. We can come up with hundreds of theories and pretty much every one of them would be correct because it is all about subjective perception. So, what do you think this song is all about?