It feels like it’s been several years since the Beyhive really swarmed, right? The Beyhive is always there, the Beyhive is always watching, the Beyhive keeps it very positive about all things Beyonce. But the Beyhive will swarm if someone steps out of line. The Beyhive has been counting down the hours and minutes until Renaissance drops on Friday. The hive is showing exceptional patience, especially given the fact that Beyonce hasn’t dropped a full-length album in six years. But some Beyonce fans got their hands on Renaissance early, and they tried to leak the tracks online. The Beyhive said NOT TODAY.
Beyoncé’s upcoming album has sprung a leak two days before it’s supposed to drop around the world … and her most loyal fans are pissed. A French fan posted a pic of Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” album — in CD format (yep, they still make those) on Wednesday — alerting fans worldwide that the album wasn’t being confined to Friday anymore.
Songs titled “Alien Superstar,” “Church Girl” and “Cuff It” began to make their rounds on social media, disrupting the natural order of the music world. Of course, it is 2022 … meaning for the album to leak, the “fan” would have to first find a CD player, rip the tracks into MP3s and then spread them across the web.
As a method to fight the leaks, Bey’s trusty Beyhive fan club sent out alerts threatening to swat down any possible leak links they see appear.
Not only did the hive swarm, but they’ve effectively bullied the trending topic to the point where people would really have to spend some time searching for the actual music. The hive has been on a reporting spree and they’re getting all of the leaker accounts taken down. I wonder if Beyonce will sue? I doubt she would sue individual social media users, but she would absolutely consider legal actions against the French companies/people who released the album ahead of schedule. Beyonce does not tolerate this amateur hour bullsh-t.
Fans are already purchasing the new Beyoncé Renaissance album in France pic.twitter.com/f1pRKqKQac
— Crash Talk Podcast (@CrashTalkPod) July 27, 2022
I did not wait 6 years for a new Beyoncé album for y’all to try and leak it before it comes out! I will call parkwood personally and get y’all sued pic.twitter.com/kCBrWq0QnA
— ✨ (@heyjaeee) July 27, 2022
I clicked the link to the leak and the first song on the Beyonce album is just her saying "So, you just couldn't wait, could you?" And then she read my address back to me before the song started.
I'll see y'all in prison
— Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) July 27, 2022
Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Beyonce’s IG.