Gossip mongers can stop speculating about the reasons for the delay of Beyonce's new album. Bey has taken it upon herself to quell the rumors about an alleged ongoing creative difference between her husband Jay-Z and manager dad Mathew Knowles, over the direction of her album as well as talk that the holdup was because her sound was "too urban." The pop darling attempts to put her loyalists at ease as they eagerly await her new music by releasing a heartfelt statement through her label, Columbia Records:
"I wanted to address my fans about my upcoming album. I have worked on this album for close to one year. I have taken the time so I can create my sound. Something that says who I am at this stage in my life. I have poured my heart and soul into it. It is my baby. It is the most time I have spent on any project since my first records as a member of Destiny's Child when I was 15 years old. I have recorded over 70 songs and have created a sound that reveals all of me. I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side and it is reflective, passionate and serious for the personal side. I have taken risks here. I am not afraid and my music will explain it all. There is no label or tag on my sound. It's me and I am so excited to share it with the world on November 18."
The Houston beauty married her beau of six years, rap impresario and entrepreneur Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, in a private ceremony and will star in two films, the dark drama "Obsessed," costarring Idris Elba, and her turn as blues legend Etta James in “Cadillac Records" opposite Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def, and Cedric the Entertainer.