Beyonce is pulling all-nighters in the studio working on her fifth studio album—and rumor has it that she’s got Kanye West and hubby Jay-Z’s producer Hit-Boy, the mastermind behind The Throne’s “Niggas In Paris,” holed up with her.
The Love On Top superstar isn’t taking any chances on leaks of her music, either: The Sun reports that Bey has rented out the entire studio and has security detail on every door to make sure that no one hears a single, solitary note of her latest work, which she’s betting will be her best album yet. She’s also been putting in 14-hour shifts at the studio, forbidding anyone to leave until her songs are absolutely perfect, The Sun reports.
In addition to her new album, Beyonce also is rumored to be whipping up a second work—the soundtrack for “A Star Is Born,” the upcoming Clint Eastwood re-make of the classic 1937 film which tells the story of a rising young singer and the fading movie star who helps makes her famous. Beyonce will star opposite Tom Cruise in the movie, which was put on hold last year while Beyonce was pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Earlier this year, “Star Is Born” screenwriter Will Fetters told reporters that he based Cruise’s washed-up rocker meme on late Nirvana frontman Kurt Kobain.
“A Star Is Born” will be Beyonce’s fifth big-screen role, coming behind her star turns in “The Fighting Temptations,” “Obsessed,” opposite Idris Elba, the Academy Award-winning classic “Dreamgirls,” and the critically-acclaimed, “Cadillac Records,” in which Beyonce played soul singer Etta James. Beyonce’s fifth album, with Kanye West producing, comes on the heels of her hugely successful album, “4,” which yielded the hits, “Love On Top,” “Best Thing I Never Had,” and “I Was Here,” a single that she and songwriter Diane Warren recently donated to the United Nations for this year’s World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on August 19.