Bad news for Beyonce fans. The video for her current single “Run the World (Girls)” off her aptly titled fourth studio album 4 has been delayed.
A statement to disappointed fans from Vevo.com confirmed that the Francis Lawrence directed video is indeed being delayed. The statement read:
“OK, bad news: ‘Run the World (Girls)’ won’t be out on Friday like we thought. No new date yet. Beyoncé is perfecting it. We’re disappointed too but wanted to let you know as soon as we knew. We’ll [put] it up as soon as we do get it!”
In an unusual event for Beyonce, the song hasn’t made an impact on the charts. When recently interviewed by Billboard Magazine, B said of the lead single:
“It’s definitely riskier than something a bit more … simple. I just heard the track and loved that it was so different. It felt a bit African, a bit electronic and futuristic. It reminded me of what I love, which is mixing different cultures and eras — things that typically don’t go together — to create a new sound.
I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”
“4” is scheduled to drop sometime this summer and there is currently no word on when the “Run the World (Girls)” video will be released.