Alicia Keys has finally explained why the “Put It On A Love Song” video with Beyonce never saw the light of day, but some of Destiny’s Child’s greatest songs will soon be in the limelight once again.
It was two years ago that two of the greatest ladies in R&B teamed up for the hit song “Put It On A Love Song” and even flew to Brazil to shoot a colorful, lively video for the song.
Photos from the video shoot have been floating around the web for quite some time, showing Alicia Keys and Beyonce in over the top bold outfits that showed off their amazing bodies.
One photo even revealed the ladies in tall headdresses and revealing sparkling outfits while surrounded by a group of Brazilian dancers in similar outfits.
It must have cost a fortune to fly the two Billboard chart toppers out to Rio and pay for the extravagant and flamboyant costumes, so why was the video never released?
“Ohhhh man! Y’all aren’t going to leave me alone about that,” Alicia Keys exclaimed when Essence Magazine asked her about the video. “Sometimes with creative things [it] all comes together and it’s (makes perfection kissing noise) and sometimes things almost come together and it’s better to just leave it.”
In retrospect, the song was an Alicia Keys hit but photos from the video shoot seem to fit more characteristics for a Beyonce video than the sultry and thought provoking videos we’ve seen from Keys before.
“So we love that song,” Keys continued. “We had a ball shooting the video. It just so happens that the whole thing, for some reason or another, didn’t quite come together so we just decided to leave it. And that’s what happened.”
The explanation still leaves many fans scratching their heads as to what exactly “didn’t come together” in the video, but at least the missing video has finally been explained.
Although one project featuring the “Single Ladies” singer will be stuck on the shelf, another project with the current R&B queen will be out in the spotlight before we know it.
Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle will be reminded of their girl group days next month when the Destiny’s Child’s Greatest Hits album hits the shelves.
The release of the timeless hits collection is scheduled to coincide with the 15-year anniversary of the group’s first number 1 hit “No, no, no Part 2.”
There won’t be any new records featuring all three of the talented R&B crooners, and the group’s former manager, Beyonce’s dad Mathew Knowles, announced that there are no plans for a reunion.
“It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it,” Matthew explained. “And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers.”
The greatest hits collection will be available in stores on October 9.