Beyoncé Releases Full Versions of New Songs 'Ring Off' and '7/11'


Beyoncé Releases Full Versions of New Songs 'Ring Off' and '7/11'

Singer blesses the Internet with Platinum Edition tracks.

Published November 20, 2014

UPDATE: It's only 9 o'clock and already, today was a good day. The full versions of Beyoncé's two new songs released, revealing that those heart-wrenching lyrics that folks figured were about her and Jay Z (see below) may actually be dedicated to her parents Tina and Mathew Knowles.

"Mama, I understand you had many sleepless nights/ When you sit and think about father, or how you tried to be the perfect wife," Bey begins on the track "Ring Off."

Bey also released the entire version of "7/11," which fans got a preivew of Wednesday (Nov. 19).


PREVIOUS: More new music from Beyoncé has hit the Internet, and from the sounds of it she's either planning to drop another "Singles Ladies" (an ode to the independent women), or she's dropping some serious hints about trouble in her marriage with Jay Z.

The 16-seconds of "Ring Off," the latest sampling of the upcoming Beyoncé: The Platinum Edition Box Set, is a little more dancehall-influenced than the hard-charging "7/11" released earlier in the week, and its lyrics have the rumor mill all lit up.

"In the mirror you would stare/ And say a prayer like, 'I wish he said I'm beautiful'/ I wish it didn't hurt at all/ I don't know how I got here, I was once the one who had his heart," Bey sings, "... Until you had enough, then you took that ring off/ You took that ring off/ So tired of the lies and trying and fighting and crying..."

Of course being music's only billionaire couple comes with constant concern about their behind-closed-doors lives (need we mention... nah, let's not), but this new song is not the only time Beyoncé's sparked the speculation herself. And then there's the recent revelation from Kelly Rowland that their lyrics may be more personal than fans first realized.

Whatever the backstory, the aniticipation is rising for Bey's next release, due Nov. 24.

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Written by BET-Staff


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