Oh snap!!! Although some of us were wondering if the Beyonce tracklisting that leaked earlier this week was fake, we at least know now that two of the records listed are authentic.
According to the leaked tracklist, the new album will be titled “Mrs. Carter,” and will be packed with features that include, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Sia, Azealia Banks, Solange, Jay-z and Ne-Yo. Beyonce has already been confirmed as working with most of the artists listed, however, the one feature that was unbelievable for a few folks was the collaboration with Rihanna.
The UK’s Digital Spy recently caught up with Ne-Yo, and although he couldn’t confirm that the entire tracklist was legit, he did claim ownership of two records (including “More Than Sex”) that he personally worked on:
I saw that Beyoncé’s tracklisting just leaked and I’ve got a couple of joints on there, which is good news. I’m very happy about that.
Asked if he believed the leaked tracklist was real, he said: “I don’t know, I mean you never really can tell until the album comes out.”
On the process of working with Beyoncé on the LP, he explained: “I’ve heard some songs from the album so I knew what direction I should be going in. The last thing you want to do is write a song that makes no sense with the direction of the album, so she let me hear some stuff so I knew where to aim.
“I can’t say much else as I’ve been sworn to secrecy! I’m actually happy that no songs have leaked from it yet. Hopefully this is a sign for the future – that music can come out when it’s actually supposed to come out.”
When I asked Beyonce fans on Twitter why they didn’t believe the new tracklisting could be real, the #1 response was that Beyonce wouldn’t have that many features on her album. But, Beyonce has stepped outside of her box with EVERYTHING she has done this year. [That sexy GQ shoot anyone?]
If this is real, I’m here for that Solange collab! I’m also here for that alleged release date, April 11th. Bring it Bey!
We will know soon enough if it’s legit as the single “Ratchet” with Lady Gaga and Azealia Banks is suppose to be released next week.