When pop queen Beyonce dropped her latest album last month, most people were completely surprised, because not only did she do a great job of keeping the project a secret, but she released it with no marketing or promotion, and it still sold extremely well.
And Beyonce's fans weren't the only ones surprised at the new material, her Destiny's Child band mate, Michelle Williams, was caught off guard too, but for a different reason. In an interview with Us Weekly, the 33-year old singer said Beyonce's highly sexual songs made her feel embarrassed.
"I was telling someone on the way here now how I was laughing," she said. "I don't know if it's laughter of shyness or embarrassment, because the makeup artist and everyone was listening to her say these things, and I'm like, 'That's private girl!' We aren't supposed to know all that."
However, Williams then took a step back, and said that everyone assumes that Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z have a good sex life, so hearing the risque songs weren't really all that shocking. "But she is married, and has produced a baby," said Williams. "And we know what you have to do to produce a baby so OK."
And the sexual songs didn't just embarrass Williams, Beyonce herself said she was afraid to play them to her mother, especially the cut "Partition."
"I was so embarrassed after I recorded the song because I'm just talking s---," she told People magazine. "I'm like, 'I can't play this for my husband.' I still haven't played it for my mom. She's going to be very mad at me."
The gorgeous Texan then explained what 'Partition" is all about, and said she wanted to write a song that captured that new feeling of meeting her husband for the first time. Plus, she wanted to revisit the period when Jay-Z was still courting her.
"It takes me back to being in my car as a teenager," she explained. "It takes me back to when me and my husband first meet, and he tries to scoop me and he thinks I'm the hottest thing in the world. "I kinda had this whole fantasy of being in the car, and this whole movie played in my head. I didn't have a pen and paper. I got the mic, I'm like, 'Oh, press record.' "
And the rest, as they say, is musical history.
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