The Francis Lawrence-directed music video was originally set to make its way out Friday, May 13. However, VEVO later announced the delay, “OK, bad news: ‘Run The World (Girls)’ won’t be out on Friday like we thought. No new date yet. Beyonce is perfecting it. We’re disappointed too but wanted to let you know as soon as we knew. We’ll out it up as soon as we do get it!”
This delay comes hot on heels of “Run the World (Girls)” disappointing chart performance. After debuting at No. 33 on Billboard Hot 100 earlier last month, the single continues to flop on the U.S. single chart. It’s currently sitting at No. 65 on weekly rundown and occupies No. 163 on iTunes chart.
Talking to Billboard recently, Beyonce admitted the risk of picking the song as her first offering. “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,” she said.
“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.”
It appears for now that the war of disses between Odd Future captain Tyler The Creator and Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B are nothing more than friendly and competitive love taps. The same may not be said for Bruno Mars and the foul mouthed rapper however.
The underground rap sensation of the moment visited with Hot 97 radio hosts Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg and K. Foxx for the morning show segment and addressed his much ballyhooed verse on the track “Yonkers” in which he targeted B.o.B and crooner Bruno Mars' smash hit “Airplanes” by uttering the lines, “I'll crash that f-----g airplane that that f----t n----a B.o.B is in/and stab Bruno Mars in his g--damn esophagus,” from Tyler’s lead single off his second solo album Goblin.
Tyler claimed that he has no issue with the Decatur, Georgia talent and in a curse word laden appearance of he and his crew’s first time on major radio, the OFWGKTA leader Tyler said he wasn’t dissing B.o.B. “It wasn’t a dis on my behalf,” said the gravel-voiced Tyler. “I just hate the f----ing song. It’s not a beef or anything, it’s whatever.” When asked about his feelings on Bruno Mars, Tyler was less diplomatic. “I hate that guy,” said Tyler to K.Foxx. He continued, “Have you see his face? You don’t want to hit him?”
Bruno Mars didn’t take Tyler’s tough talk from “Yonkers” too seriously and he addressed the dis line in a recent interview with Spin.com saying, “Oh, man. How did I feel about it? That's what comin' up is," said the crooner. "You pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way.”
Producer/label executive Rico Love recently took home top honors at the 2011 SESAC Awards, which honored the top songwriters with the performance rights organization. Rico Love was named Songwriter of the Year, for his penmanship on songs like Nelly's "Just A Dream," "There Goes My Baby" and "Hey Daddy" by Usher and Diddy's "Hello, Good Morning" and Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams." Other winners during the evening included Keri Hilson, Pink, Drake and T.I., Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz and others. Rico Love recently launched his label Division1 Records, a joint venture with Universal Music Group. Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Young Chris is the first artist on the label.