Beyoncé is not messing around with having potentially shady people in her company. The former Destiny’s Child singer announced her seventh studio album Renaissance on June 15th. The first single from the album, “Break My Soul,” was released shortly after. It appears the legend is pulling out all the stops for her next album.
The Sun reported Beyoncé has been vetting producers and artists working on her upcoming album, Renaissance, after one of her former collaborators was charged with rape. The singer, whose long-awaited new release will drop later this month, has reportedly rejected two songs from artists because they have faced accusations of abuse and harassment in the past.
This information comes after Detail, who worked on Beyoncé’s 2013 hit Drunk In Love, was arrested in August 2020 after being charged with 15 counts of sexual assault, though he denies the claims. A source told the outlet that Beyoncé was “devastated” when she found out Detail, one of her collaborators, was accused of such crimes.
“She stopped working with him and her team now run #MeToo checks on any potential collaborators. Two songs from high-profile artists have been rejected because of allegations they are facing. Although neither has been found guilty, she’s sending a clear message to the industry in the wake of troubling cases from people like R Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.”
The source added that while her decision has “rubbed people up the wrong way,” she “doesn’t care” because she “wants to set an example that any abuse shouldn’t be normalized.” You can never be too careful in today’s day and age.
Last week, Queen Bey took to Instagram to reveal the artwork for Renaissance. She posted a photo of herself riding a holographic horse and wearing nothing but silver chains. The behind-the-scenes video from that photo shoot was pretty epic. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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