Video: Beyoncé – ‘Halo’ (Alternate Version)

An alternate version of Beyoncé’s “Halo” video has hit the net. The dark, eery visuals are a striking contrast to the light, airy images found in the original clip. Both edits co-star actor Michael Ealy, but “Halo” takes on a whole new meaning in this version, which was scrapped in favor of the video below.

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40 Comments

  1. Soul Sista

    Its so hard to chose between the two.. I love the alternate version better

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  2. CODES .

    Love this 1 much better.

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  3. drtash

    i like this version better actually. They should’ve released this one as the official one in my opinion.

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  4. sly b.

    The alternative one is what the real one is meant to be since its all dark and mysterious, explains the whole devil worshiping business.

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  5. Kyle

    The song needed to be accompanied with a much more powerful video and this one fits better than the original. But more than a year after the release, it’s “whatever” at this point. I still love this song though and am so happy she got the Grammy for Best female pop vocal performance for it.

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  6. KING_GORGEOUS

    VIDEO DOSENT MATTER LUV THE SONG

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  7. Joyams

    This version is way way way better. Nothing happens in the original version and this version really fits the song. Whatever, it’s too late.
    This song is amazin anyway.

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  8. Dillon_68

    I don’t really understand the purpose of the alternate one, why was he running from the cops, and how did he die, the dog only ripped his clothes…idk. Its better when it’s simpler, glad this was revised.

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  9. Rashaan

    LOL@Dillon….okay I thought it was me…I did not get it! I mean I like the darker feel to the video but I just didn’t get it to be honest!

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  10. NikkiIsChillin

    Good thing Beyonce is on a breah, huh?

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  11. Meow

    the alt. one has a “twilight” feel to it…

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  12. viciuzurban

    pointless crap.

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  13. ANgry Fan

    I would love to understand the real meaning behind this alternative video.

    Everybody says “cool video”, “i like” but y’all are dumb because you don’t feel the need to understand the message.

    It has this “illuminati vibe” written all over it and Beyoncé is acting like a puppet in the video. She’s scary.

    But guess what, the director or her will never say what it really means.

    Disturbing.

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  14. angelo

    I LOVE BEYONCEEEEEEEEEEEEE but i dont like this one it like nightmare on elm street, the song still good.

    Im Bee #1 Fan, but is she bringing this vids out to end kelly career, i want to know the truth about them

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  15. queen beyonce

    i think both vids suit the song!! shes looks absolutely stunning in the new scenes in the forest!!!!! my fave bey song!!AMAZING

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  16. Caribean boy

    i can only say that im team ANGRY FAN & ANGELO

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  17. drtash

    lmao@angry fan oh please, you’re telling me THIS is disturbing, what do you call lady gaga’s videos then? The majority of her videos involve murder of some sort,(see telephone, paparazzi,bad romance) and that’s not disturbing? Yeah right! This is tame in comparison to some of the videos that are out right now (especially gaga’s). And ending kelly’s career???LMFAO. If it was that easy to end Kelly’s career then I guess she wasn’t that hot to begin with (by your reasoning anyway). Besides there’s more than enough room for the both of them, and she’s not hanging around Matthew or Beyonce anymore so she’ll be fine.

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  18. jacq

    OMG! I am so mad anything that has some sort of grim imagery is automatically labeled as “illuminati” instead of the art it actually is. Did you people just learn this word? Was it a trending topic on Twitter yesterday or sumthin’? If people would actually research the words they speak they would know the “illuminati” IS NOT a religious term for people who worship Satan, but more a term to describe the conspiracy theory of a New World Order revival. Most symbols dealing with “illuminati” aren’t skulls or death, but are actually found numerously on the paper currency you all strive to collect.

    I’m a lover of art. I usually let stuff slide, but not when someone tries to disrespect it, especially when I know how hard it is to get the chance to actually express that art. Wake up people. Instead of questioning Beyoncé’s involvement with the “Illuminati” how about you instead turn your energy to the people you vote into political offices or the very ones who sign your paychecks.

    …did I mention I LOVED the video? lol

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  19. CiaraMedlies

    She’s purposely releasing these videos to get in the way of CIARA AND KELLY, but to bad its not working!!!! TAKE A BREAK SIS!!

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  20. GangsterA

    I hate those stupied pepole who always negative and shit talking any this video is anazing and beautiful and its just art @jacq is so right

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  21. mmy

    The alternate version is better.

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  22. kEY

    strange video

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  23. K4Kenzo

    and the point of the video was what ?
    bet theres a hidden meaning behind it .. gosh

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  24. Hello

    Of course the video has an alternative meaning – no one shoots a whole video that has no point! He gets mauled by a dog and killed… I don’t even care enough to try to analyse it. Bey needs to stop bleeding the stone dry.

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  25. mal

    weird

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  26. The Reason

    Yall dumb i swear, first of alll I applaud Bey 4 makin it she did a beautiful job. Number to yall are l8 as hell with this shit, it was made 2 years ago when the first one was done. Third the meaning is that Michael was an angel, he died. The original Halo is her seeing his angel (aduh!) Lastly if yall dont get off that illuminati bull shit, like do you really have nothing to do with ur life then stupid shit. Nobody worships the devil and if they do it sure as hell aint Bey, she goes to church and reads her bible ass wipes do ur damn research

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  27. Kevin

    Love the new alternate version! It makes much more sense to me. The first was nice but I remember thinking the concept must’ve been “beauty in the mundane” ’cause neither of them were doing much of anything besides admiring each other brushing their teeth and sleeping. Now this one to me has a real concept. I love the going back and forth from the morning where everything is perfect to the night when you don’t know what’s happening. The juxtaposition between singing a love song and watching the person you love fall into something dark that you know nothing about. I wish this had come out instead or at the time “Halo” was out. But I suppose it’ll be on the re-re-release that Bey’s doing — probably on some companion DVD.

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  28. shapel

    love it …….love bey even more

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  29. shapel

    this is just art people smh

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  30. shapel

    i wish some people will stop making pointless comments.

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  31. shapel

    and l LOVE THE VIDEO …………AM OUT

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  32. HA

    IF YOU REALLY THINK BEYONCE AND JAY-Z ARE DEVIL WORSHIPERS THEN YOUR ARE DUMB AND BUY INTO EVERYTHING ITS A FUCCIN VIDEO DAMN ITS NOT THAT DEEP AND SHE DIDNT DIRECT IT

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  33. JA

    This version is soooo much better. It’s obvious that Mr. Ealy would do anything for Beyonce. Like rob a bank and almost get away from it.

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  34. True Blue

    Alternate version is better, though I would try to make the dark parts a bit clearer to understand. She’s driving into the night… there’s police in the woods… her man gets mauled by dogs… she finds his body and is distraught. The end. There are HUGE chunks of this story missing. If this is how they presented this to her label, then no wonder they had to go back and re-shoot it. It didn’t really have a plot that you could follow, so it made no sense. I swear, I have more imagination than most music video directors these days, and I’m not even good at this. Most videos out right are completely uninspired and meaningless, not to mention that 9 times out of ten they don’t even go with the song.

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  35. beyfan4life

    yalll dumb asses up here crack me the fuck up yall are so fuckin irrogant and dumb for one beyonce does not worship the fuckin devil neither jayz itz art bitches nd beyonce goes to fuckin church nd thanks god for her success like do yall research nd for ending kelly and ciaras carreers for one ciara never had a damn career she never was hot nd for kelly pshhh plz nooone is thinkn bout kellly beyonce on her legend shit y fck wid lames cmon now wen kelly ciara nd all dem other lames get on bey status and achiieve wat she did in wat one yr fuck wit me cmon now men lie women lie NUMBERSSS DONTTTT bitchessssss stfuuu

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  36. musicfan

    Why is this version JUST NOW being put out?

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  37. Abdulla

    Nah , the Official one is better
    , the new one looks beautiful but it’s so random and wtf-ish
    glad i’ve seen the new one though :)

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  38. mmph.

    lmfao @beyfan4life…you call these people dumb, but you wrote one sentence that’s 10 lines long… run-on much…
    ANYWAY.
    i haven’t seen the original video (my cpu is stupid), but as for all the illuminati talk, you can research and look at pictures of Beyonce.
    She wears a Baphomet ring. on her concert picture she had an outfit on that looked like a shield with the Baphomet CLEAR AS DAY on it.
    All these people saying that the illuminati talk is stupid are obviously ignorant to things going on these days.
    Gaga, Rihanna, and Beyonce could necessarily not know what’s going on with them. They could be in the illuminati as the “new thing”, not to really worship the devil.

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  39. mmph.

    whoops. ELEVEN lines.

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