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The “REAL” Beyonce!!

Don’t even bother ringing the alarm, the Beyhive’s already handled it.

A website called “The Beyoncé World” leaked 224 allegedly un-retouched images of Beyoncé Wednesday, sending fans into a meltdown of apocalyptic proportions.

The images were apparently taken from Beyoncé’s 2013 L’Oréal commercial shoots and ad campaigns — she is a spokesperson for the brand. The images, which Complex was able to grab, show the singer with wrinkled and blemished skin.

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Here is one of Beyoncé’s L’Oréal ads, for comparison:

 

Before we move on, we’d like to clarify that Beyoncé still looks great. This is how she woke up and she remains ***flawless. While, yes, this may make you feel she is more relatable, a human even, never forget that she is still the Queen, and she is fresher than you.

Now back to the Beyhive, who collectively lost their damn mind when the images leaked, to the point where the “The Beyoncé World” was forced to remove the images within an hour of posting due to backlash.

The site owners posted a comment explaining their actions:

Due to the disdain of the BeyHive, we have removed the photos. We don’t want to cause any drama, nor do we wish to start fan wars. Some of the things we have seen posted were just horrible, and we don’t want any parts of it. We were just posting the photos to share the fact that our queen is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular woman.

Others, still, are claiming the unretouched pictures were actually doctored. YEAH RIGHT!!

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The French Are saying Obama & Beyonce Are Having An Affair..Say What?

Totally Real French Paper: Obama and Beyoncé Are Having an Affair

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The French press lit up in a blaze of fiery glory on Monday with rumors that the President of the United States, Beyoncé, is having an affair with the “President” of the United States, Barack Obama.

The story was picked up by France’s second largest newspaper, le Figaro, and appears to have originated in a radio interview with a French paparazzo named Pascal Rostain. Obviously this story is completely insane—pretty much the only things Obama and Beyoncé have in common are that they are black, American, and love Beyoncé—but it’s Monday-Funday here and in France, so let’s talk about it anyway.

Here’s a translation of Rostain’s remarks:

“You know, at this time, the United States, there is something big that is happening. Anyway, it’ll go out tomorrow in the Washington Post—we cannot say that it is the gutter press—[a story about] an alleged affair between President Barack Obama and Beyoncé. I can assure you that the world will be talking about it.”

The rumor comes just as the French President François Hollande is traveling to the United States to visit the White House. On Monday, he and President Obama published a joint op-ed in the Post about how the United States and France are crazy in love with each other (“Obama and Hollande: France and the U.S. enjoy a renewed alliance”), so it sounds like, if anyone is having an affair, it’s those two. (Beyoncé is way too busy. )

Hollande is at the center of a romantic controversy himself, having recently split with his partner of several years, the journalist Valérie Trierweiler, in the wake of rumors he was having an affair with a French actress. (The White House had to destroy and reprint hundreds of embossed invitations to a state dinner to be held this week, because the first batch included the name of Hollande’s now ex-girlfriend.)

Rostain is a personal friend of Trierweiler. While le Figaro calls him a “trickster” with a “taste for provocation,” it also reports “there is always some truth in what he says.”

We’ve reached out to the Washington Post for comment and will update with their personal opinion about whether or not the popular singer Beyoncé and is having an affair with the President of the United States.

Update: A spokesperson for the Post told Poynter that the rumor the paper is working on such a story is “definitely not true.” The lengths people will go to to keep Beyoncé’s secrets are staggering. If you have a tip about Barack Obama or Beyoncé having an affair with anyone—including but not limited to each other—please shoot us an email.

Right about here is where Michelle would snatch that bitch bald-headed if she so much as thought about it.

Until there is at least a patch missing I think we can assume this didn’t happen.

(Poor Michelle.)

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Hovvie Hov & Rosario Dawson

Before Queen Beysus and sometime after Aaliyah (who broke up the Roc), Hov was booed up with racially-ambiguous beauty Rosario Dawson who many assumed he addressed on “Lost Ones.” But…he wasn’t and their “situation” soon ended.

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Kimmy K. & Nick Cannon

If Ray-J hit it first, Nick Cannon hit it next for a few months in late ’06. According to Cannon (who later won the game of life), Kimmy swore there was no freaky flick with Ray-J until its inevitable leak which proved to be a dealbreaker for the rising mogul.

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Beyoncé & Yasiin Bey

Bey Bey claims that Hov was her first boyfriend (ever, in life), but we know better, especially after hearing rumors of her trysts with Marques Houston and Mos Def who she reportedly “dated” during the filming of MTV’s “Carmen: A Hip Hopera” in ’01

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Rihanna & Ashton Kutcher

Those infamous late nights/early mornings when Rihanna was caught stumbling out of Ashton Kutchers crib during peak booty call hours…yea…Swirly, Black, waffle-colored like Drake, RiRi loves em all.

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Common & Taraji P. Henson

They say opposites attract, which is true (sometimes), but conscious rappity-rap vegetarian Common and classy hoodrat Taraji may have been too different to truly work after meeting (and soon dating seriously) on the “Testify” video set.

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Meagan Good & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Meagan was a notorious industry bed-hopper who bounced from pro ballers (Thomas Jones) to struggle rappers (Soulja Boy) and fellow “Brick” co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt who she dated briefly in ’04 before settling down to be a Preacher’s wife.

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Brad Pitt & Robin Givens

A mostly-unknown Brad Pitt kicked it with Givens in the midst of her nasty breakup with wacko ex-husband Mike Tyson in ’89 and barely escaped a savage fade outside of her house.

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Bruno Mars & Rita Slora

There’s someone for everyone but we doubt that someone for Rita Slora is glittery conk Prince Bruno Mars who she fell for at first sight, and eventually dated. At the time, she was Roc Nation’s Rihanna stunt double/emergency back-up and he was a struggling songwriter trying to get on.

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Naomi Campbell & Leonardo DiCaprio

The beautiful psycho and Leo reportedly had a brief swirlationship in ’95 just before the legendary actor rose to stardom with “Romeo + Juliet” and mega-smash “Titanic.”

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Grant Hill & Jada Pinkett

It’s weird to think about Grant without Tamia and Jada without Will but the two dated in the early ’90s when Jada was still an up-and-coming actress on “A Different World” and Grant a star baller at Duke.

Meet PeejeT The Kid That Celebs Are Bowling Each Other Over To Hang Around With!!

He may look like the biggest celebrity schmoozer on Instagram, but PeejeT (who prefers to keep his real name a secret) is just a regular guy living in Kansas City.

Nearly 63,000 followers watch the 25-year-old digitally hang out with A-list stars like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Beyonce, after he uses Photoshop to drop himself into high profile images.

‘I make a lot of pics with those people just because I am a big fan,’ he told MailOnline. ‘It’s all in good fun.’ 

Instagram illusions: Nearly 63,000 follows watch PeejeT, 35, digitally hang out with A-list stars like Kim Kardashian, Rhianna and Beyonce, after he uses Photoshop to drop himself into high profile imagesInstagram illusions: PeejeT, who moved from New York to Kansas City, Missouri, when he was young, and works a ‘regular 9-5 sales job,’ is a self-taught photo retoucher and started Instagramming Photoshopped images of himself with stars last April.

‘I don’t claim to be some graphic design wizard or anything,’ he explained.

‘I’m just a guy that downloaded and taught myself how to use Photoshop a couple years ago thinking it would be funny to put myself in some pictures with celebs.

Seamlessly sliced: Peeje T, who moved from New York to Kansas City when he was young and works a 'regular 9-5 sales job,' is a self-taught photo retoucher and started Instagramming Photoshopped images of himself with stars last AprilSeamlessly sliced: Peeje T, who moved from New York to Kansas City when he was young is a self-taught photo retoucher and started Instagramming Photoshopped images of himself with stars last April 

Perfectly Photoshopped: 'I make a lot of pics with those people just because I am a big fan,' PeejeT told MailOnline. 'It's all in good fun'Perfectly Photoshopped: ‘I make a lot of pics with those people just because I am a big fan,’ PeejeT told MailOnline. ‘It’s all in good fun’

xPeeje T has been on stage at a political rally with Michelle Obama, interviewed Manti Te’o, and sat courtside with Mr. and Mrs. Carter. Or at least it appears that way on Instagram.

‘I started doing them for something my friends and I can laugh at.  Seeing how many positive responses I’ve been getting is really cool.’

A big fan of hip hop, PeejeT chooses images that are ‘trending on sites like Twitter.’

‘For instance, when Miguel leg dropped that fan at the Billboard Music Awards everyone was talking about it so I tried to get as creative and funny with it as I can,’ he told The Daily Dot.

xPeeje T has been part of  Rick Ross’s entourage, even getting ROZAY some mickey DEEZ!!

Twitter trending: A big fan of hip hop, PeejeT chooses images that are trending - 'For instance, when Miguel leg dropped that fan at the Billboard Music Awards. . .I tried to get as creative and funny with it as I can'Twitter trending: A big fan of hip hop, PeejeT chooses images that are trending – ‘For instance, when Miguel leg dropped that fan at the Billboard Music Awards. . .I tried to get as creative and funny with it as I can’ 

New BFF: At first glance, PeejeT seems to be whispering in Nicki Minaj's ear during the 2012 American Music AwardsNew BFF: At first glance, PeejeT seems to be whispering to Nicki Minaj during the 2012 American Music Awards

Comrade: PeejeT, who takes each image of himself with a timer, is moving back to New York this summer, hopeful of finding a job in graphic design

City slicker: PeejeT, who takes each image of himself with a timer, is moving back to New York this summer, hopeful of finding a job in graphic design

The youngster, who is moving back to New York this summer (‘It would be great if I can find a company that feels they can benefit from what I do,’ he said), explained that he makes each posed image by himself with a timed camera.

‘I know… it sounds really nerdy,’ he laughed.

 

Billionaires who are having too much fun!!

 
From left: Mark Cuban; Charles Simonyi; Richard Branson / From left: ; Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images; © NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images; © Whitehotpix/ZUMAPRESS.com
Everyone sets aside a little fun money in the budget, and billionaires, of course, have more fun money than the rest of us. 

But when they aren’t building companies, saving the world or exploiting the working class — whatever they’re into — some billionaires seem to have a lot more fun than others do.

 

 

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Sean Parker‘s $10-million-plus wedding

If you saw the “The Social Network,” you know that Facebook billionaire Sean Parker (what’s his net worth?) isn’t a stay-at-home kind of guy. But the media is having fun right now reporting the details of his upcoming $10 million nuptials. Parker will get married in June (to whom?) in a ceremony featuring faux ruins, a stone dance floor and custom costumes for the guests. It’s a far cry from the much more modest wedding of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2012, but not close to the costliest wedding ever. (We’ll get to that.)

Click ahead for a look at some of the very rich whose extravagances and celebrations seem particularly over the top.

And no, we’re not passing judgment. Many of these people also create jobs and give a lot of time and money to charity. In fact, finding time for wild fun while accomplishing so much might be considered admirable, or at least better than sitting on a pile of coins like Scrooge McDuck.

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Richard Branson‘s model photo shoot

The founder of the Virgin empire, with airlines, resorts and space ventures, would make any list of the most fun billionaires. But Richard Branson’s (what’s his net worth?) most adventurous outing may have been a 2009 photo shoot on his private island, which included kitesurfing with a naked supermodel. Her boyfriend and his wife were watching, according to various reports, so no hanky panky, just an everyday romp for a guy with lots of fun money.

Software architect and space tourist Charles Simonyi waves after putting on a space suit and boarding a spacecraft in 2009 / © Natalia Kolesnikova /AFP/Getty
Space, the final status symbol

More than a few billionaires, including Branson and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, are involved in companies trying to put people into space. But most of them haven’t actually visited the final frontier. In fact, the first really rich guy to fly as a space passenger was a mere multimillionaire: Dennis Tito, in 2001. The first billionaire in space was Charles Simonyi, a software engineer hired by Bill Gates in the early days at Microsoft. Simonyi no longer appears on Forbes’ billionaire list, but he was a billionaire at the time of his 2007 trip to space — and his second trip in 2009.

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Tom Perkins sails away

The title of “owner of the world’s biggest yacht” has been in contention for years, and it was held until recently by Roman Abramovich, the Russian industrial billionaire. That was eclipsed recently by the launch of the Azzam; there’s no official word on who owns it, though there is speculation.

The hitch is, a lot of big yachts look pretty similar. So the ultimate boater’s dream may be the one built by the flamboyant venture capitalist Tom Perkins (what’s his net worth?). Luxurious inside and out, the S/Y Maltese Falcon advanced the state of the sailing art. Consider this description from Wired magazine: “When Darth Vader builds his own intergalactic yacht, it will look like this.”

Now in his 80s, Perkins sold the yacht a few years ago. It’s available online for charter.

An Old West town being re-built by billionaire William 'Bill' Koch near Paonia State Park in Colorado; Inset: William Koch / © Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Inset: © Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images
‘Wild’ Bill Koch’s Western playground

His brothers are best known as big backers of conservative politicians, but Bill Koch (what’s his net worth?) seems to be the one having the most fun. He’s building a town of some 50 buildings to house his collection of Wild West memorabilia, complete with saloon, stables and more. The chairman of the Gunnison County, Colo., Planning Commission told the Denver Post: “It’s the kind of stuff I guess you would expect a billionaire to construct. It’s like something out of a ‘Gunsmoke’ movie set.

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The Champagne battle

Some splurges are much more spontaneous. According to an oft-cited New York Post report, on a July night in 2010, two billionaires — Malaysian Zhen Low and New York real estate tycoon Winston Fisher — squared off at the Les Caves du Roy nightclub (where is it?) to see who could order (and presumably down) the most bottles of Champagne.

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David Bonderman and the rock elite

The founder of the private equity shop TPG apparently loves rock ‘n’ roll, and we’re not talking about putting dimes in the jukebox, baby. For his 60th birthday, David Bonderman treated friends to a Rolling Stones concert at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas; David Bonderman was the opening act

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A really royal wedding

For all the fun planned for Sean Parker’s wedding, it’s not nearly the most expensive billionaire wedding ever.Guinness World Records gives that title to the 1981 seven-day wedding celebration — in a stadium built for the occasion — of a United Arab Emirates leader. (Who got married?) In today’s dollars, according to Forbesand others, the cost was more than $100 million.

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Mukesh Ambani’s sky-high digs

In 2011, Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani (his net worth?) and his wife, Nita, moved into their newly built home. With 27 stories, many of them double- and triple-height, Antilla stretches high into the sky over Mumbai. The price tag? A cool billion

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Vladislav Doronin’s special gift

Sometimes billionaires can have fun without spending a dime. Late last year, Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin (net worth?) got to enjoy a multiday birthday bash thrown for him in Jodhpur, India, by his girlfriend. Of course, it helps that she’s a supermodel and no financial slouch herself.

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Jeff Bezos‘ ultimate timepiece

When we discuss Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ (net worth?) ultimate timekeeping device, we’re not talking about a simple Patek Philippe. In a cave in a desert, he’s building a 10,000-year clock, designed to run on as nations rise and fall. While it may not sound like a lot of laughs, it is a lasting legacy.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban rides with the NBA Championship trophy during the Mavericks' victory parade through downtown Dallas. / © Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images
Mark Cuban the Maverick

The founder of Broadcast.comMark Cuban (net worth?) famously bought a $40 million jet online. But the most fun pastime of his could be owning a sports team (which one?) and watching it win the NBA championship (when?). He paid for the victory parade and the Champagne.

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Larry Ellison and the cup

It’s no secret what Oracle founder and one of the richest men in the world Larry Ellison (net worth?) loves to do in his down time. His storied pursuit of the America’s Cup yachting crown cost him a fortune (or at least, a fortune for most people). He also plays tennis most days of the week — so in 2009, he bought a tennis tournament and stadium.

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Truett Cathy’s sweet ride

The outspoken founder of Chick-fil-A, like any billionaire, can drive any car he wants. But in Truett Cathy’s (net worth?) garage is one that only a handful of people can own: a Batmobile, specifically an Anton Furst Batmobile from Tim Burton‘s “Batman” films. Considering that the world’s most expensive cars run into the millions, he got this cool ride for very little cash.

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Paul Allen rocks out

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (what’s his net worth?) devotes a lot of money to world-saving causes, but he also has a ton of fun ventures. He owns a football team, a basketball team and a pro soccer team. He founded a rock ‘n’ roll museum, a science fiction museum and an aircraft museum. Oh, and there’s this: He plays in a rock band and has jammed on Johnny Cash songs with Usher. We half expect to see him on “The Voice” next season. 

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Let’s hear it for the boy

Philip Green, known as Britain’s king of retail, went all out for his son’s 2005 bar mitzvah in France, which featured a synagogue built for the occasion. Entertainment for the day? Beyoncé’s old band.

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Happy New Year on St. Bart’s

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich holds an annual New Year’s Eve party on St. Bart’s that’s often called the holiday’s most prestigious event. The guest list of roughly 400 features innumerable A-listers, and entertainment has included Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The annual tab reportedly tops $7 million.

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, center, speaks to New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez, left, before a basketball showcase in Moscow / © Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg via Getty Images
Courting Jay-Z (and challenging Putin)

Another Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, has his fun in the U.S. A recent Forbes profile described his preferred New York digs — a $35,000 suite at the Four Seasons — on a trip to see the team he bought with folks such as rapper Jay-Z (which team?). He’s known as a savvy businessman and also a playboy, which has gotten him into trouble.

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Buying ‘The Scream’ and more

Speculation on potential buyers included Tom Cruise, but it was a billionaire art patron who picked up a version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” at auction about a year ago, for a record price. New York financierLeon Black, who founded Apollo Management, apparently has diverse tastes; his firm also recently bought the rights to a popular snack cake.

The Music Industry Will Pull All The Stops To SELL ALBUMS!!

As Destiny’s Child they stormed the music charts and sold millions of records around the world. But it always seemed that Beyonce was the more prominent one in the group, somewhat overshadowing fellow members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

That became even more evident when the group split up and went on to have solo careers.

Jealous? In her new single Dirty Laundry, Kelly Rowland seemingly admits to being jealous of former fellow Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce's wildly successful solo career

Jealous? In her new single Dirty Laundry, Kelly Rowland seemingly admits to being jealous of former fellow Destiny’s Child bandmate Beyonce’s wildly successful solo career

From 2002 onwards, Beyonce blazed the charts with hit after hit, including tracks such as ’03 Bonnie & Clyde’ with now husband Jay-Z, ‘Crazy In Love’ and ‘Baby Boy’, in many ways leaving her Destiny’s Child bandmates in the dust. As Kelly progressed with her own solo career, it seemed that the subject of Beyonce’s success would always be raised in her interviews.

Ever the close friend, Kelly would have nothing but nice things to say about her pal and former bandmate.

Reunited: Kelly and her Destiny's Child bandmates Beyonce and Michelle Williams were reunited on stage at this year's Super Bowl

Reunited: Kelly and her Destiny’s Child bandmates Beyonce and Michelle Williams were reunited on stage at this year’s Super Bowl 

But now it seems that Kelly has somewhat of a confession to make, and what her fans have been thinking for some time.

The 32-year-old songstress has just released a new track titled Dirty Laundry, where she seemingly admits that she was once jealous of now mother-of-one Beyonce.

Confessional: Kelly's emotional track was released on Wednesday

Confessional: Kelly’s emotional track was released on Wednesday

One particular lyric in the tune, which also contains very colourful language, appears to demonstrate this. Kelly sings: ‘When my sister was on stage killin’ it like a (expletive)/ I was enraged, feelin’ it like a (expletive)/ Bird in a cage/ You would never know what I was dealin’ with/ Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin’ it/. Bittersweet she was up, I was down/ No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now? … Post-Survivor, she on fire/ Who wanna hear my (expletive)?’

In the emotional track, Kelly also appears to reveal that she was once in an abusive relationship. ‘Meanwhile this n**a putting his hands on me… I swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry,’ she sings. Though she does not identify the man in question, Kelly sings that she went through bouts of depression after being allegedly abused by him.

She also sings that she was angry at both Beyonce and her sister for trying to rush to her aid. ‘Kinda lucky I was in her shadow/ Phone call from my sister, ‘What’s the matter?’ ‘ she sings. She then reveals that she ‘was trapped in his house’ and isolated from the ones that she loved, including Beyonce.

Hitting the window like it was me / And still it shattered / He pulled me out and said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me / Not your mama / Not your daddy / and especially not Bey,’ she sings.

Kelly’s new song is raw and pulls heavily at the heartstrings and the chorus illustrates that she has been long longing to ‘air her dirty laundry’.

‘Let’s do this Dirty Laundry, this Dirty Laundry/ This Dirty Laundry, this Dirty Laundry,’ she sings in the chorus.

‘When you are soaked in tears for years it never airs out/ When you make pain look this good it never wears out.’

Successful trio: As Destiny's Child, Kelly, Beyonce and Michelle stormed the music charts and sold millions of records around the world

Successful trio: As Destiny’s Child, Kelly, Beyonce and Michelle stormed the music charts and sold millions of records around the world

 Beyonce is yet to comment on the track, but Kelly is of course proud of her new single, and was regularly tweeting updates before the track was released on Wednesday. Kelly collaborated with producer The-Dream on the single which appears on her forthcoming album, Talk A Good Game. Coincidentally The-Dream has also collaborated with Beyonce several times in the past throughout her career.