Chris Brown Remixes Beyonce's "Jealous" For A Collaboration Album That We Need To Get Our Hands On Right Now — LISTEN
As anyone who has ever read any of my articles ever knows, I am not a big fan of Chris Brown. So, when I heard that Brown and Beyoncé had collaborated on a song together, I wanted to bury my face in my hands and have a long cry over the idea of someone I'm not a fan of being so close to someone I revere as a deity. However, according to E! Online, the collaboration is more like a remix — as in, Brown added a verse to Beyoncé's "Jealous." And that's not even the most interesting part of the news. According to a now-deleted tweet that E! Online transcribes, this "Jealous" remix was actually for a Beyoncé collaboration album. Sorry, what?
Stop the presses. Back up. Rewind. "I did the jealous remix some months ago for the Beyoncé collaboration album but it was never used. Glad you guys get to hear it," the tweet allegedly read. So, reportedly, there was a Beyoncé collaboration album in the works some months ago? My heart can't take this, you guys. Between the news of a rumored Jay Z and Beyoncé album, to the news that Beyoncé has a whole album's worth of unreleased songs out there in the world, to the news that apparently there was a Beyoncé collaboration album — I can't. My brain is overloading.
The fact that the tweet has been deleted either means that it never existed or, more likely, Brown said too much. Which could mean that the collaboration album is still happening, guys. A Beyoncé collaboration album. A Beyoncé collaboration album that, even better, doesn't use this version of "Jealous" with Chris Brown on it. (I mean, fingers crossed that it doesn't use any songs with Chris Brown on them, but that could be my own wishful thinking. Sorry Team Breezy.)
Not that Queen Bey has to prove anything to us, but she's already shown that her collaborations are every bit as good as her solo songs. Her numerous collaborations with Jay Z are on fleek, her collaborations with Nicki Minaj are feminist dreams, and any artist would be lucky to get to share a verse with her. Is my intense Beyoncé appreciation going too far again? I can't help it. The last Beyoncé album came out in 2013, so we're two years overdue for more music from Queen Bey than a single here and there to whet our appetites.
I don't know whether or not this mythical collaboration album will disappear into the pockets of history, like her album with Jay Z and her unreleased songs, but I'd like to personally assure anyone listening that this is a thing that the world needs to see happen. I personally would sink all of my money into a Kickstarter to make it happen, if I thought for even a second that Beyoncé needed my money to do anything. I know she's been busy doing things like hanging out with her daughter and meeting Kate Middleton, but, if Beyoncé could spare a few minutes to sneeze on the beat and make a hit song out of it, I certainly wouldn't mind.
I'll just be over here in the corner, dreaming of the numerous other talents out there that I would love to see have a song on the collaboration album. Check out Chris Brown's "Jealous" remix below.
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