Alicia Keys Puts Beyoncé Video on Hold, Readies Drake Single

Alicia Keys and Drake

Those waiting to see Alicia Keys’ colorful collaboration with Beyoncé will have to wait a little longer. The R&B songbird has put the eagerly-awaited video on the back burner while she readies a new single and video.

The Melina-directed visuals for “Put It in a Love Song,” filmed in Brazil in early February, have been delayed while Keys preps a video for “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready),” the new single from her Element of Freedom album, featuring vocals from co-writer Drake.

When asked when the Beyoncé-assisted video would debut, the Grammy winner exclusively told Rap-Up.com: “Expect it right after my ‘Un-thinkable’ video. It’s kind of nice that I have such a great video and such a great artist in the can,” she said. “They’re going to be able to see the ‘Un-thinkable’ video first and then see ‘Put It in a Love Song,’ but it probably won’t come until closer to this summer.”

The “Un-thinkable” clip will be shot in Los Angeles in mid-April with director Jake Nava (Beyoncé, Britney Spears), but don’t count on an appearance from Drake. “No, he won’t be in the video,” she added. “That’s too obvious.”

Keys couldn’t be happier for Drizzy’s success and revealed plans for more collaborations with the Young Money rapper. “He’s a great guy. I’m really happy for him,” she shared. “I’m really proud of all the things he’s been able to achieve, and we’re most likely going to do some kind of remix for the song that’ll be really good. There’ll be more of me and Drake.”

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27 Comments

  1. *(SHEzADIVaBUTiMtHATbITCh)*

    Smart MOVE…P.I.I.A.L.S is a Summer banger and she is going for that summer song…AND SHE’LL GET IT :) PLUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS THE BET AWARDS ARE AROUND THAT TIME SO..They will be Performing…LOL…Un-Thinkable is suchhhhh a great SONG :)

    EITHER WAY I CAN’T WAIT……

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  2. rob

    SMART MOVE

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  3. Ghetto Fab

    I really wish these artists would stop playing mind games with us. So because the single is flopping she gonna go with the Drake single because he’s hot right now? And on top of it his ass ain’t gonna be in the video either? Ok i’m done reading their news. Just post the video Rap-Up when its done.

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  4. headphones

    i agree, it’s all about timing and that video def has a summer vibe to it. Go alicia! :)

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  5. JD

    If she wasnt gonna release it right away she should have never wasted time shooting the video.

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  6. MB

    That just ruined the chances of ‘Put it in A Love Song’ going to top 5.

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  7. meh

    yeh the radio stations have been playing put it in a love song so the air will be totally out of its tyres in 2 months. no chance in hell. love the song though, love B, but bad move mixing up its release, real bad move.

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  8. meh

    yeh the radio stations have been playing put it in a love song so the air will be totally out of its tyres in 2 months. no chance in hell. love the song though, love B, but bad move mixing up its release, real bad move.

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  9. Phoenix_Wright

    I’d rather see “put it in a love song” first, but w/e. If there is a 5th single I hope it is “This Bed” or “Love is Blind”

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  10. Bibi

    Smart move, PIIAL = SUMMER ANTHEM !

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  11. Me

    Banger my ass

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  12. stellar2

    OH yah!! “unthinkable” is an awesome song, i can’t wait for the video…. but too bad Drake wont be in it.

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  13. Tracy

    this is going to flop so hard. Harder than video phone.

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  14. ...

    “put it in a love song” is a horrible song, so they need to keep that under wraps for good. but “unthinkable” is beautiful — hope it smashes.

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  15. D'sabadmofo!

    Im pissed! I wanted to see my Beautiful Beyonce in another video! What the hell!!!

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  16. kekeluvsu

    That’s the was the best think Alicia could have done. “Put In A Love Song” is garbage. And i’m not saying that because of whose on it. It’s just not a good track. The only reason why Alicia went with that song in the first place is because It had Bey on it. I’m glad she decided to go with Drake’s track instead.

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  19. Catie

    Honestly, pushing the “Put It In a Love Song” video back was a smart and bad decision. It was a smart decision because the song/video definitely has that summer vibe to it and Beyonce is already featured in Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” which is a hit. It was a bad move because she should never released any promotional pictures for the video because there became such a hype for it and now it’s gone.

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  20. drtash

    ^GOOD POINTS CATIE! They wasted so much money promoting that song, so it kinda is a bad move with all the hype it got. But I agree it is a summer song. But she should have thought about it before she went ahead to promote PIIALS.Money gone down the drain for nothing.

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  21. peace&music

    i think its a smart move cuz i LOVE unthinkable and very sad that drake aint in the video

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  22. Ash

    I LOVE UNTHINKABLE!!!!! That is my favorite song right now and I’ve been waiting for the video but if Drake’s not going to be in it I really am not worried about the release.

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  23. Terrell Johnson

    I hope that there will be a remix for this video because the original version is a great one. I’m looking forward to both of these videos.

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  24. missingBeyonce

    nooooooooooooooo all the fucking wait for nothing

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  25. Douglas Lima

    loL!!!!!!!!!!! I´m dyin 4 this shit!

    Put it on the screeeeeeens nowwww! huuuhhhh!

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  26. inthahouse

    So whatever happened to this video? The fans would still love to see it.

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