Beyonce’ has released the alternate video (click here to view the original) to her second single Best Thing I Never Had, off of her platinum selling album 4. For the video Beyonce’ asked her fans to submit photos and videos of their wedding footage to be used in this compilation video. Check it out inside.

Cute video, now if only we could see the footage from her and Jay-Z’s wedding!

 

And in other Beyonce’ news, King Bey has finally responded to the accusations that she stole some of the concepts for her latest video, Countdown, from Begian choreographer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Beyonce’ and Adria Petty, the video’s director, both basically state that ‘Countdown’ was only a video that was meant to pay homage to Anne Teresa De Keesmaeker, Audrey Hepburn, and the other era’s that were showcased during the video, and not a video that was meant to be looked at as something that was plagarised. See their full statements below.

Beyonce’:

“Clearly, the ballet ‘Rosas danst Rosas’ was one of many references for my video ‘Countdown.’ It was one of the inspirations used to bring the feel and look of the song to life.”

“I was also paying tribute to the film, ‘Funny Face’ with the legendary Audrey Hepburn. My biggest inspirations were the ’60s, the ’70s, Brigitte Bardot, Andy Warhol, Twiggy and Diana Ross. I’ve always been fascinated by the way contemporary art uses different elements and references to produce something unique.”

Adria Petty:

“I brought Beyoncé a number or references and we picked some out together. Most were German modern dance references, believe it or not.”

Click here to view the Countdown video and here to view the comparison video between Beyonce’ and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

So what are your thoughts, was it paying homage or just stealing? And if she wanted to pay homage why not ask for permission first?

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