Video: Beyoncé – ‘Run the World (Girls)’

Beyoncé

Lions, hyenas, and Beyoncé, oh my! Beyoncé starts a dance revolution with her much-anticipated video for “Run the World (Girls),” the empowering first single from her fourth solo album 4, dropping June 28. Pop’s commander-in-chief leads an army of over 200 dancers in the heavily-choreographed visuals directed by Francis Lawrence (Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani), featuring a menagerie of wild animals, outrageous fashion, and epic dance sequences.

Watch the battle unfold in the Mojave Desert and let us know what you think. Is Bey back to claim her crown?



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263 Comments

  1. Alex!

    I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!

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    Rihannababy Reply:

    LOVED IT I AM FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND I LIKED HOW SHE REPRESENTED US DANCEWISE SHE WAS DOING PANTSULA love iT loved IT!!!

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    Vince Reply:

    @Rihannababy, wooo, me 2 *high-five for SA*! Ey i went crazy when i saw those moves! Respect goes to Beyonce for showing the world how the south africans do it! Lekka!

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    meme Reply:

    @Alex!, yea i loved it too but im so over beyonce using her image to sell these lackluster tracks with no type of substance. Like come on, your the biggest artist in the world, you should be pass this level now. She could never release a track like adele rollin in the deep and make it a hit just from her raw talent. it always gatta be this same kiddy anthem with this extra video. #overit

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    The Music Messiah Reply:

    @meme, She just incorporated the Irish River Dance and some added choreography, adding to her “originality” that will be praised. She can do so much better. The song is the epitome of crap and the sample has been used plenty of times before with better results. I’m still waiting on that iconic album.

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    Nawlins Dawlin Reply:

    @The Music Messiah, You read my mind!!!!

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    kikki Reply:

    @The Music Messiah, O.M.D!!! Thank you sooo much this song is freaking awful especially for her its freaking aaaaawful! I do not hate her but shit she can and should do so much better than this gawd-awful crap of a song

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @The Music Messiah, well the song isn’t crap. it isn’t her best either, but atleast its catchy and has an awesome video.

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    maya Reply:

    @meme, Beyonce using her image? um you’re a RIHANNA fan! She uses her image more than anybody. Wtf

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    c1 Reply:

    @Alex!, Worked It Right!

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  2. ffi

    OMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGG AHHHHHHHHH MY QUUUUEEEEEN

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    Esther, let Rihanna write her own DAMN songs for a change please Reply:

    @ffi,hmmm, this track is too feminine & not catchy. I wonder who wrote the song. Beyonce should have gotten esther dean to write a song for her aswell cos this is….very disappointing

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  3. lala23

    NO.

    ABSOLUTELY NOT BEYONCE.

    IT WAS BASICALLY “RUN THIS TOWN” DURING THE DAY. BUT WORSE.

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    ffi Reply:

    @lala23, I SEE THE HATERS ARE AALWAYS HERE FIRST!!!HAHAHA YALL CAN STAY MAD BECAUSE SHE’S HERE TO STAY!!!

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    Jamaican Reply:

    @lala23, lmaoooo !!

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    Blaha Reply:

    @lala23, It was run this town with more color, btw who is that white girl singing, oooh thats beyonce

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    F Reply:

    @Blaha, racist much? making ur colour lighter doesnt make u white..yea so stfu and look at her run the world..go B <3

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @lala23, Lmfaooo You HATERS Never Seem To Amaze Me .. Bxtch Go Sit & Watch The QUEEN Work !

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    trera26 Reply:

    @All Hail Queen BEY, Luv ur responses…

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @trera26, Thanks : ) , Gotta Let These Haters Know Lol

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    maya Reply:

    @lala23, lol now that you mention it…

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    Nawlins Dawlin Reply:

    @lala23, I couldn’t have said it better myself…pure garbage…she’s almost 30…it is time to make some grown folks music!

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  4. yooo

    trying waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy tooo hard

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    ffi Reply:

    @yooo, I SEE THE HATERS ARE AALWAYS HERE FIRST!!!HAHAHA YALL CAN STAY MAD BECAUSE SHE’S HERE TO STAY!!!

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @yooo, Trying Hard ? No Its Called ” SLAYING EVERY BITCH IN THE GAME ” She Simply Does This .. Bow Down To The Queen Peasant !

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @yooo, Bitch – With our love we can devour . Next .

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  5. Sam from FL

    Video look pretty good. I still dont like the song though.

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  6. Loute

    Watch BET will play this song all day tommorow.

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    kikki Reply:

    @Loute, thank goodness I’m off tv for the whole of summer, a good video but a crappy shitty song NEXT! ….this is soooo Willow Smith, seriously Bey can do better than this

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  7. aqq

    EPIC EPIC EPIC

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  8. dontcare

    It was ok….nothing special…same ol same ol!

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    sugartarx Reply:

    @dontcare, i agree nd she kinda contruductingherself cuz she did an interview where she sed she’s coming up with a different song nd genre but i dont think taking the pon di floor beat is a good start to making a new genre

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    GETOVERIT Reply:

    @sugartarx, If you knew what you were talking about the group that made the song produced this song for Bey, so check ya facts. If you had the the number one chick in the game wanting to use your beat you would do it too!! FOH #CHACHING$$$$

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    natti Reply:

    @GETOVERIT, um no. that beat is pon di floor. obviously you dont know what youre talking about.. youtube it major lazer – “pon di floor”. so learn your facts. the beat was altered for her not made. there’s a big difference.

    the beat is unoriginal and this isnt a new “genre”.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @dontcare, Boy this beat is crazy .

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  9. Nubia

    OOOOOOOOOOOH BEEE! SO PERFECT.

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  10. Royal

    FUCKIN HATERS! THAT SHIT WAS DOPE!

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  11. AFemmeFATALE

    AMAZING!!!! BEY HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!

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  12. music guru

    first off all u haterz fall back beyonce ain’t never try to swagga jack rihanna, so get it straight bet after this rihanna will get African inspired, n for all u saying she’s outta her character, bitch has been fierce for years, and bitch is fm h-town, but bet in the club yall be dancing to this ish… YouTube it b@#$%

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    mike Reply:

    @music guru
    LMAO this video is a carbon copy of “Hard” and african inspired Rihanna? you must not have watched her perform What’s My Name cuz she did a tribal routine really nice… way nicer than this video

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @mike, Carbon Copy Of Hard ? Lmaooo Ima Need For You To #haveseat .. That Hard Video Anit Got Shit On This

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    mike Reply:

    @All Hail Queen BEY
    right cuz Hard actually shits on it *nicki minaj voice*

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @mike, Bxtch Please Hard Anit Shit On A Damn Thing ..

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @All Hail Queen BEY, Hard actually shitted on Jeezy career . Rihanna made him become a failure . Sad .

    Weavilicious Reply:

    @mike, My goodness, a tribal routine to “What’s My Name”? Try “Deja Vu” – and then a look at Josephine Baker. Goodness, mercy me, your parents must be proud.

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    Big pimpin Reply:

    @mike, Lmao. Please. Hard is about as Hard as Sesame Street. You and Rhitard need to carry y’all wack a$$es. She nothin but a stupid (ever seen her talk in interviews) girl playing dress up. She has nothing to offer music except for her average pear shaped body and sausage legs she always trying to show off. Clown changes her hair color and style every 14 mins to stay relevant. Granny smith apple head s*ut.

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  13. M.M

    I love Beyonce to death but seriously wtf was this…..
    She’s a great artist and i really expected for her to come harder. I already wasn’t really feeling the song so i hope the video could have changed my mind but i really don’t know

    Im still looking forward to the new album though

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  14. M.M

    and was she doing the stank leg???? #icant

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @M.M, F U , Pay Bey .

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  15. Misty Jean

    Houston, Texas BABY!

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  16. eLOheL

    PHENOMENAL!!!!

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  17. MARTHA_Romans Mother

    I AM SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. mike

    it was kinda boring
    and wasnt that Shakira doing her Did It Again choreography at the end??

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @mike, This goes out to all thee woman getting it in , on their grind .

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  19. BrittBrittM

    I thought the video was going to make me like the song, but it did nothing. It was kind of boring, nothing epic. I seen better video from her.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @BrittBrittM, Let me remind you she so good with this . & She so hood with this .

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  20. HMPH

    i like her, but this mess was not like i thought i’d be!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @HMPH, Some of them men think they can freak this like we do .. But no they won’t .

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  21. T

    ON SOME REAL SHIT, THAT WAS FIREEEEEEEEEEE!

    She GAVE US TOFO TOFO (choreographers), CHOREOGRAPHY WE’VE NEVER SEEN FROM HER OR ANY ARTIST OF HER CALIBAR.

    THAT VIDEO WAS EPIC AND ANYONE ELSE WHO THINKS ELSEWISE IS HATING

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    Jay Scorpio Reply:

    @T, R U KIDDING ME THE BYTCH LOOKED STIFF AS FUCK AND HER DANCERS SLAYED HER YET AGAIN AS THEY DID IN SINGLE LADIES… BEYONCE LOOKED A FOOL!!!!

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, Tell Me Why You So MAD Though ? Lmfaoo Bxtch You Better Respect The Queen !

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    T Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, Yeah you REAL mad lmao. Please go have a seat

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, I think ur mad cuz ur persuasion can’t build a nation .

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  22. thadundun

    I.CANT.BREATHE!

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  23. me

    BeFLOPce “Who FLOP’s the world?”

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    LO Reply:

    @me, Yo Mama.

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    2011k Reply:

    @LO, This response was childish as hell….but I can’t lie, it cracked me up….

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    Weavilicious Reply:

    @2011k, Can’t lie either, cracked me up. Almost as bad as the original comment … BeFLOPce? Ok there.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @me, But she work her 9-5 .. Betta cut her check , now .

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  24. Jalin

    BEY girl, I see you taking after my girl CIARA, that footwork and kicks was every bit of her epic video “Gimmie Dat”.

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    Weavilicious Reply:

    @Jalin, Oh, you mean, the same video that was basically a carbon copy of “Diva” without the budget? Do you mind sealing your anus, cause the bullsh!t is spilling everywhere!

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    hated it Reply:

    @Weavilicious, Hell yeah, cuz Ciara was imitating Janet. I’m happy she finally wearing realistic shoes to dance, but….no comment

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    listen Reply:

    @Weavilicious, damn!

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    maya Reply:

    @Weavilicious, lmfao I can’t!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jalin, Rofl .. I know he didn’t bring Ciara ova here . Thee only thing Ciara got going for her is the background at the beginning on Rap-Up.com . Maybe u should look at that bull shyt all day .

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  25. Lyfechanges

    Yaaaaaaas! Bey’s footwork in the beggining was EVERYTHING!!

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  26. Lexi

    meh, all right video…mediocre dancing and the song still sucks though

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Lexi, Boy don’t even try to touch this .

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  27. Phoenix_Wright

    The outfits were sure on point! Damn she had like 10 different outfits for 1 video. The camera standing still during the choreo was lame, but the choreo was on point. Ummmmmm didnt live up to the hype but still good

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  28. Johnathan

    Cool concept I guess, but was anyone else not feeling the choreo for this? A beat as nice at that with THAT kinda dancing was just underwhelming.

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  29. tammy

    I actually thought that vid wld help dis song but….ehhh nah.

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  30. kk3434

    a little disappointed :( and im a HUGE beyonce fan :( hope the next single & video is much better.

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  31. C.

    You better WORK Bey!!!!!

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  32. queen bey

    BEYONCCCEEE THANK U FOR GIVING ME EVERYTHING IN A VIDEO!!!!!!! YOU RUN THE WORLD!!!

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  33. Keepin' it real

    The dancing could’ve been better especially during the last portion of the video. Beyonce looked kinda weird dancing maybe because the choreography has nothing to dow with the booty shaking.

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  34. DKeeKee

    It’s a cool video, I mean the song really has no clear theme so it kind of gives boring teas. But that nappy updo must be removed from the video, that was a mess.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @DKeeKee, Come here baby .. Hope u still like me . F you , pay me .

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  35. I'm Me Honey

    Meh.

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  36. DKeeKee

    The choreography was mediocre, really didn’t fit the beat… I guess, B girl.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @DKeeKee, This is how they made me .. Houston , Texas baby .

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  37. Hey

    It’s a wrap, I love it, people sleeping on it. this is hot. I didn’t know this chick could move like this.

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  38. @Adamabercrombie

    I support her efforts, but this video di not do the song justice…& I wasn’t even fond of the song to begin with. I feel like I wasted my time watching beyonce dance boringly…in pretty much every scene of this video. Expected so much more than this.

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  39. JP

    I LOVED IT! People are just Beyonce haters!

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  40. Jalin

    & They wore chucks too like Ciara. I mean. yeah. Gimmie Dat was being paid homage tonight.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jalin, Like I told somebody earlier . Nobody seen thee Ci-Error video , okay ? Thee only thing we see of her is thee background of Rap-Up.com .

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  41. #justsayin

    pure wackness. loks like a bad imitation of Rihanna’s ‘Hard’ video.

    #justsayin

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @#justsayin, If it’s wack & an imitation of Hard .. Wadd does that makes Rihoe video ? Wait – Look at all thee fuqks Beyonce’ gives .

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  42. blee

    not a fan of this one…….. don’t like how she sampled pon de floor 2yrs after that beat was so popular. (it just seems to soon to sample it and not soon enough to remix pon de floor)

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    LO Reply:

    @blee, This is about the video, not about the beat.

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  43. um...

    anti-climactic.

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  44. Keepin' it real

    The choreagraphy needed work and the song was not exciting at all. Hopefully this is not a result of a burned down women who work hard.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Keepin’ it real, She sure worked hard ! & Thee work ain’t stopping . She a survivor , she goinn work harder ! Will be thee Queen for infinity .

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  45. C-Lo

    ‘Gimme Dat’ meets ‘Hard’. ever hear of ‘originality’ beyonce?

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    mike Reply:

    @C-Lo
    you forgot to mention Lose Control by Missy Elliot LOL

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    Nes Reply:

    @mike,

    And I know you remember Missy’s “Pass That Dutch” that’s what the footwork gave me.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @C-Lo, Sit cho ass down ! I Can’t .

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  46. tigermichal

    Great Video I loved it!!

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  47. RDK

    is see Bay trexing it at 3:51,hehe damn queen bay can dance.

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  48. WonderLand19

    I love the african twist to the dancing and i feel the video lifted the song.
    But, if somebody has a different opinion, we cant start calling them a HATER. Thats just too easy people. Some dances work for some people. sometimes the mainstream don’t like certain styles of dance. For me the dancing was EPIC and the camara angles were giving me LIFE!!!

    Well done Bey. I hope you give credit to God Almighly when you pick up your awards because i’ll be watching, iam serious. There was one questionable moment in the vid with the girl laying on what looked like a cross. I hope iam wrong because i’ll leave you just like i lefted gaga. Real Talk.

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    BLAZE Reply:

    @WonderLand19, Girl on a cross like thing at 0.28 not a good look video was ok tho.

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  49. shane

    i love it i love it i love it!!!

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  50. anonymous

    LOVE B, but wayyy too overhyped! I hate it too cause B is my girl! and she goes hard all the time, but the trailer was more exciting then the whole thing…. IMO

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    Kyle Reply:

    @anonymous, thank you. thank you. thank you. I feel like the trailer is better than the video. Some of the visuals from the trailer aren’t even in this video. Like where are all those girls dancing in the desert? I still like it, but I feel like it could’ve been EPIC, and this is just GOOD, not GREAT. With all the scenes they shot for this video it would’ve been cool if they made it into a mini-movie like they used to do back in the day with Michael Jackson’s videos.

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  51. All Hail Queen BEY

    From The Wardrobe, To The Hair, Make-Up, The Lion, The Hyenas, The Choreography, EVERYTHING Was Fucking Beyond Great .. My Bitch QUEEN BEE Is Back To Show These Bitches How Its Done , Get Ready Ya #BREVOLUTION Is In FULL ATTACK MODE !

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  52. Waldizzy

    Not impressed with Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)” video. Pop culture yawns. She looks beautiful though.

    We expect more from you Beyonce. You have pipes and beauty like no one else. You are celebrated more than most queens in music… but we deserve artistry. This is underwhelming.

    Melanie Fiona said it best in her RapUpTV interview… weighing in on the female music game.
    http://youtu.be/dOe0IZcNiwY

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  53. Ira

    Beyonce has lost her mind with this Video. Am i onw of beyonce’s biggest fan but this video “Hell No”. This is going to fail.

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  54. Yo!Rill

    Honestly the video is what it is B killed it like she does in every upbeat video she does, but with that its nothing special

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  55. TeamTM

    SHE IS BACK
    VIDEO WAS AMAZING
    LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT

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  56. KJW22

    Epic! All hail the queen is back!

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  57. Name Here

    i like it and the song already climbing on itunes

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  58. andy

    she fuckin killed it, if the song wouldve been better this definitely would be a number 1! i cant wait for the 2nd single

    and i hope its not true that the album drops june 28 i think thats a little too soon

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    Bey4ever Reply:

    @andy, It’s true. Get over it. Queen B is coming 6/28!

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  59. Jay'real

    epic FAIL i love beyonce but damn she needs to let her dad manage her again or she’ll flop with 4!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jay’real, She will never flop .. U better not play me !

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  60. TUrbo305

    Dat video was sexy as hell with B and all those sexy chics. DO it Beyonce. i knw u killen em

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  61. Joe

    If you wanna see Bey go back to her real self (from the DC era and Dangerously In Love), reply with a HELL YEAH!

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    Weavilicious Reply:

    @Joe, No thanks – I’d prefer to leave the backtracking and stagnant repetition to Keyshia Cole. HAH! It’s called progression, Joe, a crucial step that seems to have been missed in your particular cerebral growth.

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  62. trera26

    1st: Beyonce had 8 different choreographers some blame them not her for the dance moves which btw she executed perfectly
    2nd: It’s AMAZING how “HATERS” get here 1st, if you don’t like her do click “CONTINUE” just stroll to the next story…but you can’t because she must stay relevant
    3rd: Beyonce don’t give a FUCK about non believers she even gave u the middle finger in the video…LLS
    Finally: Name One Video Out Now Better Than “RunTheWorld” Haters……waiting……still waiting
    That’s What I Thought #Nothing

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    lilmisssunshine Reply:

    @trera26, shut the f*ck up bit*h and get off of Beyonce’s d*ck! Yes, I said d*ck!

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    lilmisssunshine Reply:

    @trera26, eat a di*k and DIE bit*h!!!

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    Jessica Reply:

    @trera26, Non-believers? ROTMFF. She ain’t Jesus. Obsessive much?

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jessica, Sit dow .. U don’t deserve thee N .

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    god's child Reply:

    @Real Issh, I did…that’s why you replied. kisses and hugs. LMAO at ya’ll responding to everybody’s responses. Doesn’t change the fact that ya’ll hyped this song up to be…yep. No-ting. As you all like to question all of B’s so-called haters…why you mad??? ROTMFF…again.

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    O_o Myk Reply:

    @trera26, ummm what are the name of the choreographers at least give evidence. Im feeling like one of them had to be Danielle! I feeling like that for sure! though But what are the official names.

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  63. Music

    That video was cold but there were some points where I didn’t like the way Beyonce looked but I love that raw power in her voice that made this song amazin

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  64. zoocoos

    First of all the song is not good. They tried to do some crazy dance moves to complete the song. Still not good enough.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @zoocoos, zoocoos ur way to thee zoo bitch . & Get us a barber cuz yah niggaz needa fade this time .

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  65. Jay

    I personally love it! It’s so different than anything I’ve seen from Beyonce. The choreography was really different for her. I was surprised by some of the dance choices, but I get it. I love how artistic the video is. It kind of evolves as the video progresses. Oh and the dances near the middle of the video wow! NOw that’s Beyonce! lol And love the part when she’s in the sand.

    Don’t know why people aren’t liking the song cause I love the song. The video is amazing too

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  66. huh

    I don’t like the song. Girls Run The World!?!
    I am a man. I can’t get into it. This is for the females.

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  67. fizzle

    I LOVE IT AMAZING!!!

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  68. ango

    I love it, i dont love it , i love it, i dont love it…
    in the last sance part she could have done better. in the begining i liked the dances.
    i love bey, i hope she comes harder next time with an original beat.

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  69. BLAZE

    It was good not her best her foot work was on point an she looked great as always.I want to hear a great ballad

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  70. Gaby

    somebody already came with a better dance on youtube.

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  71. Ross

    She has amazing control over her body.

    The beat of this song just gets under my skin, that high pitched ahhh thing. I wish i liked the song cause i like her but I will just have to wait for another song to come out.

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  72. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN

    LOVES IT!
    QueenBey Came & Stung On Your FAVS :)

    #QueenBeyonce2011

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  73. jr331

    EPIC!!!!…VIDEO OF THE YEAR!!!!!….IM ABOUT TO FAINT!!!!!

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  74. MAD

    i see u collins pennie of the movie fame, as beyonce lead man.

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  75. shawn

    That video was tight. I love the part when they did the slow dance at end

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    TeamTM Reply:

    @shawn, me too love it

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  76. Jalin

    Good bye, this video is later than the 10 o clock train arriving at Noon, Beyonce jacked Ciara Rihanna and others in this video and it’s trash. Plus the one scene looks like BEY’s head is cropped on someone else’s body, like in Missy & Ciara’s – LOSE CONTROL video.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jalin, Go home Roger . Ur over analyzing ass . Sit thee fuqk back & watch ah Revolution .

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  77. Billionaire

    IDK! I’m just not feeling it! It seems that there’s a disconnect between the song & video!!! The video was different & creative! However, the battle concept for the video overpowered the actual song which caused a disconnect!!! The song to me was weak in the first place, so to have a epic video with a mediocre song at the least (that’s putting politely), there was a conflict between song and video make less enjoyable!!!

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  78. KING#15

    THIS VIDEO SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESHOT….THAT TEASER WAS BETTER THAN THE VIDEO

    SHE COULDA CAME WAY HARDER AND I AM NOT HATING AT ALL

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  79. Heminem

    Yeah the trailer was cooler. More animals and crazy desert stuff. This was sort of just dancing, which is cool, but expected more.

    The song hasn’t grown on me still

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  80. mark

    mad!

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  81. V Dubz

    HATERS GON HATE!!!

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  82. JP

    Ok people that are hating cannot admit this video is the best video we have seen this year. Tell me one video that has been better………….NOTHING.

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    meme Reply:

    @JP, ET and born this way

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    jamie Reply:

    @meme, just no.

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  83. ToriLuvsBey

    One word…….#EPIC! Anybody who has something negative to say is just a hater…plain and simple!!! “4″ #leggo

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  84. Lisa

    Creative video, but something’s missing. I wish the song was better.

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  85. priscilla

    ha the fuck her fans gets mad if someone express their opinion on ha they feel. if u like her fine, then stick to ur guns. however, if others dont seems to share ur view bout her then u (beyonce fans) should respect that. what bout this video that seems to be so extra anyways. we (the public) have seen her bend over probably way more than jayZ have seen her bend over. lol. same old, same old. that video was a complete shit, but im not gona be suprise if her fans falls for it in the end, they always do. most of them are dump with low IQ anyways.

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  86. DenimJunkieKidd

    I’m not a beyonce fan, but the video was good….she killed the dancing part, anyone who said she didn’t is hating….but the video does remind me of my girl rihanna’s hard and Gaga’s Alejandro(spelling)

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  87. Brooklyn

    For real,its not my fav video…but it’s good,I love the dancing part. ^^

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  88. priscilla

    why they didnt post my comman??

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  89. Jayson King

    Best part of the video: No product placement.

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    Weavilicious Reply:

    @Jayson King, AMEN!

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  90. Brooklyn

    For real that’s not my fav video,which doesn’t mean that i don’t like Beyonce.I wish the song was better,but the video is cool. ^^

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  91. Deon

    This is one jive ass video she should have kept this shit unreleased

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  92. chris_Shorts

    it was ok shes done better the song and video doesnt live up to the hype

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  93. lilmisssunshine

    what the fu*k was that sh*t?!!! A rip off of gaga/rhianna/and hell, tina turner beyond thunderdome. I give it to her for dance but the song itself is shit~ start over from scratch on this one bey-wackce’

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    Name Here Reply:

    @lilmisssunshine, please explain how she rips of any of the singers

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    maya Reply:

    @lilmisssunshine, how can someone rip off rihanna when rihanna don’t even come up w| her own shit. The other ladies, I guess…

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  94. Mrstackhouse

    She smashed as expected.

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  95. bobby London

    The video is great but the song is not good enough.

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  96. MG_Slang

    Loved the Pansula dance too…

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  97. M&M

    Why is it that anyone else with a different opinion is a hater? Please grow up…this is not Beyonce’s best song or video…the footwork was good…but other than that….she could have done better….

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    JP Reply:

    @M&M, It is not that people are not allowed to their opinions, but that video included much more then good footwork.

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  98. Chri$

    No Hater but the song sounds so cheap, there are only drums in it – wtf!?!?!this is so far away from that Sasha album!

    but the vid was great:D

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  99. Mukii

    This is one of the Best Video’s (if not the best) video released thus far this year! Hot Choreography, Hot Fashion, and lots of fierceness. There are problems with the video that kept it from that incredible status, but thats mainly due to the way the video was shot and directed. Crazy In Love, and Single Ladies are better. But Run The World (girls) is comes in right behind them! Bee about to take ovAH!

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  100. maya

    The song is still okay, the video didn’t help it but I honestly think this iss Beyonce’s best (up beat dance song) video. Loved it!

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    Name Here Reply:

    @maya, apparently it did it moved up on itunes 12 places

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    maya Reply:

    @Name Here, i’m saying the video didn’t help ME like it

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  101. Yo!

    The video is pretty cool because of the dancing but the concept is kinda played. The song is not the one though and I don’t think a fancy video is going to change that.

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  102. STFU

    that dance routine was not all that. It looked lazy and it wasn’t tight. People were all over the place. when video started, I got excited but when it came to the near end, I got easily board. This is not a video that I would put on re-play. Kelly Rowland Motivation has better moves than this video.

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    JP Reply:

    @STFU, I like Kelly; however, the bpm for Kelly’s song does not allow her to illustrate the type of steps Beyonce demonstrated. You are simply a hater. Beyonce Runs the World!

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    Hey Reply:

    @JP, No she doesn’t

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  103. neno

    note that im fukin high atm but im lovin d vid lyk :o lol

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  104. rinaboo

    Bow down to beyonce. She did it again. Keep doing your thing girl

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  105. Marlon

    HATER THE SONG! Kind of like the video. Nevertheless I will not buy this crap on itunes, sorry B.

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  106. xbeefan

    BEYONCE CAN’T DANCE LIKE KERI HILSON ! FOLLOW KERIFEMALEMJ ON TWITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  107. yana

    i DONT LIKE IT!Its not B at all!

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  108. From Tokyo

    ^I hate comments like the above – I don’t bow down to any human – I like Beyonce but she’s not my queen or my god. It’s really not serious. Stans always have to ruin stuff for normal people. Sit down somewhere and calm down.

    Now that that’s out of the way, it was a hot video altogether, especially the dancing and the fashion! I wasn’t into the song before but the video made it. Beyonce does it like only she can!

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  109. Whitney

    Ilove the dancing but hate the image B potrays of woman running the world, it makes us woman look like if we can’t be potrayed in heels, lingere and prehaps in a fly dress we are useless- hate the message she is sending, dancing was on point though.

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    Yo! Reply:

    @Whitney, Agreed!

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    god's child Reply:

    @Whitney, well said!

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  110. Natalia

    Cool. I love it !!! xD;)

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  111. Stalker :D

    Nudne to …

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  112. Phoenix_Wright

    Yall saw her doing the stanky leg around the pre-chorus near the end? LOL

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  113. Diamond Girl

    She was going for “Run this town” kinda feel. except with color burst. Rihanna and Jay did it already copycat. The video is NOT gonna save this flop and the dancing was too much. What does chicks in lingerie have to do with running the world?. As usual over the top and not in a good way. Sit down and have some babies already!!!!! completely entitled to my own Opinion so save your breath. Not taking it back! Beyonce is far too talented to keep up this mediocrity. Show and prove. Becoming uninteresting by the micro second. Sick of this Bey. U can do better. put some clothes on and sing already.

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    Yo! Reply:

    @Diamond Girl, amen!

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    Craazzy beetch Reply:

    @Diamond Girl, she’s proved she can sing at award shows, on TVs and at her concerts. Have u seen her ‘Halo’, ‘If I Were A Boy’, ‘Broken Hearted Girl’ and ‘Listen’ video clips? she’s just singing in them and not dancing! seems you dnt know Beyonce that well so stop judging her bcoz u think all she does is dance without any clothes on, or shakes her butt all the time!

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  114. mofan95

    Overall I like the video! The choreography was good but the plot lacked a lil substance maybe if they wouldve interacted with the soldiers more it would have been better. But over all I like it. I give it a 75/100 generally positive.

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  115. chillencrazylike

    im sorry…this is a sample of Major Lazers “Pon Da Floor” she put no effort into this…its a sample and she just laid her vocals over it…and now she got everyone thinking she is doing something Xtraordinary….the only thing Xtraordinary is that she can blind consumers to believe that it is groundbreaking…this track has been out for years…and now she is jumping on the dub-step wagon….at least she is putting these underground dj producers on the map…the video was good tho…ill give her that

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  116. dsfjsdf

    i loved this shit!! bey had lions, blowing shit up, a fine ass army of women dancing, and where the hell she get hyenas from?? lol bravo !!

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  117. TUrbo305

    I really like the video yo. I love her attitude in the video. and Yeah. she still got the body, the looks and oh yeah the moves

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  118. td

    random… i need to know. is she performing at bb awards or she just recieving the bb millenium awards & performing.

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  119. Halley

    As an European Beyonce fan, this song is a disgrace. Beyonce is huge down here, it is sad she had to go with such mediocrity.
    I love the video though cos i like looking at Bey, she still remains the most talented entertainer. Fact.I Will buy the song just cos i am a die hard fan not because i like it.

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    Yo! Reply:

    @Halley, idiot. Why buy music you don’t like?

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    Jivesh Reply:

    @Yo!, What is your problem if she/he is buying it?

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  120. Tango P.i

    bomb video but the song hasnt grabbed me as of yet.

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  121. greg

    all yall stfu! dhs video was wat I was looking for..man bey have lost some weight too.. dha dancing blew me cuz i thought she was going to do dha same sexy steps dha she always does but dha footwork part i was like ahhh she really mixing it up bro dha video was hot… even though she borrow ciara moves bt yea bey killed it!!

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  122. RYCH

    I LOVE BEY N EVERYTHING SHE DOES!!! ITS VERY SIMPLE…I AM A FAN!!! WHATEVER SHE DOES ITS RIGHT IN MY BOOKS!!!
    YALL WANT TO COMPARE THESE OTHER BYTCHES WITH BEY..HOW CAN YALL!!! NO ONE CAN REACH BEYS LEVEL..SHE GON RETIRE AND NO ONE WILL EVER REACH HER LEVEL….EVERYONE GOT BE THEIR OWN SELVES!! STOP COMPARING..IM SICK OF IT!! <3 YA BEY!!

    RUN THE WORLD SONG=EPIC!!!

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  123. beyonce_shine

    Im so ready to buy 4Beyonce :) that album is gonna slay & this video is EPIC mos def best vid in 2011 she takinq all the awards FUCK yo fave its all about mine :)

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    lol Reply:

    @beyonce_shine, we’ll see

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    so what Reply:

    @beyonce_shine, if this is the kind of material to be expected from the album….. then, it’s gonna be the BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT!!!

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  124. Ciara

    Wow!!

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  125. ?

    Where’s beyonce in the video? I’m only seeing some wannabe white girl trying to be beyonce.

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  126. Natashanista

    Ok really is that what we waited for over it I wanted more

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  127. so what

    @All Hail Queen BEY, i too like Beyonce but honestly,gotta admit it…. this song is NOT GOOD. she’s much better than this…… :-(

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @so what, I Like The Song Honestly & I Agree The Song Could Be Better But Even With This Song My Girl B Killin Em’ .. Bu Dnt Worry Her New Album ” 4 ” Gunna Slay Like All The Rest !

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    so what Reply:

    @All Hail Queen BEY,Hope so….. :-)

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  128. like a good neighbor...

    hahaha i love bey. @ 1:45 she mouthed “up” in the club. but the song is saying “thats” in the club. AND she was goin HARD witht the stanky leg! haha. I admit. I watched the video upside down on the part wheres she being flexing in the sand.

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  129. Alani Kiara

    I must first say to those who may call me a hater that I am a HUGE Beyonce fan. Her music had played a big part in my life and i admire her previous works but I do not (in my personal opinion) like this song nor do i like this video. I mean we have been waiting for a minute for Beyonce to give us another anthem and for me we were left hanging. Call me what you will but a hater I am not . Lover of music I am and I was definitely let down.

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  130. SexyJezebelVirgin

    I see she’s gradually lightening her skin, to look more caucasian.
    First off the video was a combination of all of her videos. She copied these moves from two of the main dancers that began the video, of course they say she got permission this time, normally she just steals what she wants and calls it her own. She still crawling around on the ground like a House of Dereon slut. Then there’s this Rhianna, Lady GaGa thing she’s got going on, which in my opinion, only works for GaGa and yep Rhianna, or some younger artist. She’s trying too hard and desperate to stay relevant. This song is nothing but adolescent in it’s content, as we know she wants to try and target the ladies with this so-called anthem, andit’s just not working. At this stage in the game, when does class and maturity come into play. We all know she’s well over 29 years old, so this child-like music and played out performances is soon going to die down. The song sucks, the video sucks, she sucks and that’s how she keeps getting record deals and movie roles, because she does suck, literally, big execs, dicks to stay relevant. Jay-Z, get this trick pregnant and put her out of her misery. P.S. And all you beYAWNcy zombies that want to bash me on this thread, suck a dick and die bitches.

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    Weavilicious Reply:

    @SexyJezebelVirgin, Oh man, you haters kill me. But then I wouldn’t expect much from someone who’s pseudonym is SexyJezebelVirgin. And clearly, you seem to know how to “crawl” on the ground in a more professional manner, because this “slut” right here just had you call out her label and her choreography in your grammatically-correct but nevertheless erroneous critique. Good to see that some critics can retain a hold on the English language, I’ll give you that, but you haters are really just giving her more promotion. LOVE IT.

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    Yo! Reply:

    @Weavilicious, please shut up… SexyJezebel or whatever her name is has a VALID point! The song is wack, the video is ok and Beyonce is not original.

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    misskacey Reply:

    @SexyJezebelVirgin, woo-hoo!!! I could not have said it better myself. Let the church say….AMEN!!!!!

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  131. Sir Percy

    2true and 2funny@SexyJezebelVirgin
    Look Beyonce is talented there is no doubt about that
    BUT as a product i think she needs to think again
    as an artist i think she needs to think again..she is talented do not get me wrong but when was the last time she was completely inspired and original compared to being formulaic and calculated….she is talented but it’s like she is reaching…there are so many different ideas in the video almost liek she had a tick box of all the things she feels are relevant that need to be in the video….But she is talented…

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  132. Real Issh

    I usually go in on each hater , but Rap-Up keeps blocking my stuff . :( ..
    This video is amazing . Wadd other person do u see with ah Lion & Hyenas ? I’ma name thee lion Rihoe cuz she’s higher than them hyenas (Ci-Error & Keri FLOPson) .
    Haters , plz reply to this . I got my barber waiting behind me . I’m thinking about cutting my hair like Cassie’s .

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  133. mac DIESEL

    wow beyonce is f-ing garbage only thing shes good for is sex her fans are retards as well….stupid girl humans!!!! your all dumb!!!

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    Name Here Reply:

    how can call ALL her fans retards pretty sure half of them are smarter than you

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  134. DEXER

    BACK TO CLAIM HER CROWN GET OUTTA HERE SHE’S BEEN HAD THA CROWN!!!!!!!!! IT NEVA LEFT BT LOVED THA VIDEO.

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  135. HD

    If ya don’t have nothing positive to say about the video….STFU Beyonce did her thing and i love the video… Nobody can never PLEASE YA!!!!! If you think you can make a better music then her…Go ahead and try it!!!

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  136. CEOSW16

    Beyonce makes music these other hoes gone have to move aside or step down !!!,less gooo

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  137. music guru

    Love her :)

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  138. Andrew

    Update: US itunes #33
    Only the QUEEN <3

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  139. Zale

    I like Beyonce, but that song is absolutely HORRIBLE……..

    +

    Video was kind of boring.

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  140. god's child

    Epic fail at FOLLOWING another mere human being.

    Are you serious? Step ya game up and get a life! Validate yourselves through YOUR OWN accomplishments, not Beyonce’s or putting other people down for having an opinion. UGH! Some of ya’ll acting like people are talking about you. This is what you call not having a life.

    How you gon get THAT mad because of what someone says about someone else…that ain’t never paid for YOUR bills, YOUR car note, OR YOUR plate of food? Bwahahahah. Beyonce gon make $$$ cause she knows she can shit on a record and ya’ll gon eat it up like PB&J. Sad thing about it is that some of ya’ll is PROUD of this?? Good luck with that.

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    god's child Reply:

    @god’s child, and for the record, I liked her footwork. I just don’t like the way you talk to people.

    You got people who are die-hard fans (but are capable of speaking the truth about a work that isn’t up to the standards of which they are used to) defending themselves because they want to speak the truth. NOT EVERYBODY IS A HATER. Consider this word, played. You’re starting to look like a one-trick pony. (awaiting someone’s ignorant comment to this in 5…4….3….2…..typing commensed, “STFU you hater!” Stupid B%tch! You just a hater if you don’t like what I like!” I’m too scared of an individual thought so all I can do is name call and throw threats…B*tch!”) Really. SMH

    The world has spoken. This just isn’t what we are used to from B. Not to say the rest of the album won’t be hot, but this ain’t. Take some of your own medicine and deal with it.

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    Jivesh Reply:

    @god’s child, So do you mean an artist should never switch to other genres? At least Beyonce is not doing the generic pop.

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    Yo! Reply:

    @Jivesh, Jivesh… you seriously think this isn’t generic pop?? Come on!!

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    Jivesh Reply:

    @Yo!, Yes, this is not generic pop. I can affirm it because i write articles for Wikipedia.

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    Jessica Reply:

    @Jivesh, Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Ask people who work in radio, news, or any other reputable media outlet if they use Wiki…nope.

    Jessica Reply:

    @Jivesh, “So do you mean an artist should never switch to other genres?” At what part of my paragraph did I say this? Jumping to conclusions much? This is what I’m talking about.

    Not everybody hates Beyonce! Not everybody is a hater! Not everybody is going to agree with you! STOP trying to attack people because they think differently. It’s a clear sign of low self-esteem. Try unconditional positive regard or agree to disagree. It’s healthy to be healthy.

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    B. U used to hair now you gone nair Reply:

    @god’s child, you done told the truth! everyone’s reply above me comments were so unrelated to what you had to say.

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  141. Oebie

    Who that white chick acting black???

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  142. QueenAsa

    SHIT: I LOVE THIS MUSIC VIDEO!!!
    WHO RUN THIS MOTHER FUCKER?!
    It’s GIRLS BITCHES!
    BIG UPS TO BEYONCE! U REPRESENTED THE SOUTH AFRICAN DANCES!
    >High 5 B*<
    HATERS go ahead an do your job: HATE!
    The Video is pure Fabulous!

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  143. ponyo

    i think this is beyonces best video yet….but the song…..is a been there done type of thing….p.s the way she incorparated those dance moves from africa nice

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  144. me

    honestly, if it was a great video i’d say it was but thats bs. i aint hating just tellin it like it is!
    beyonce fans u can admit if its not as epic as she planned!
    song is a mess and this video is too over the top. if u rule the world then dnt dance on the floor making ur self an object to the men! just saying

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    Jivesh Reply:

    @me, Can you shut up your bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jessica Reply:

    @Jivesh, Can you shut up your bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My point exactly. So disrespectful. SMH

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    Jivesh Reply:

    @Jessica, You find me disrespectful. I am fed up of being kind. Do you become blind when you see people writing extremely degrading things about Beyonce., Or do you become cripple to “My point exactly. So disrespectful. SMH”?

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  145. sabrina

    This could have been better.

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  146. Royaleeeee

    Don’t care for Beyonce as a person iHave a Love/Hate situation wit her! lol. but iLike some of her Songs & Videos. Its an okay song & okay video & an artist at her level shouldn’t be making songs like this! It sounds like some shit Willow Smith should be singing! This new direction she is going in is LAME! Imma need Matthew to be managing her still! He wouldn’t let this shit fly!

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  147. Bijan

    This is so stupid.
    You could put any person there (ciara, rihanna, etc) with all those back up dancers and it would’ve looked hot. There is so much money behind this video it was gonna look good no matter what.
    It doesn’t prove Beyonce’s talented, it proves her label is rich.

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  148. J

    This video is sick!!!! Beyonce is one of the best dancers ever!! I can’t wait to get her new album “4″ hitting stores 7/28 !! I just downloaded this song, I’ve got it on replay

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  149. natti

    …………………at least the dancing was good.

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  150. SureThing

    last time i checked beyonce was a woman not a girl.. the message behind the song is lame. it sounds like a rookie song…and she’s wayyy passed that level. plus anyone that knows their house music knows this beat is soo 2 years ago. been there done that.

    she should be singing songs that show her vocal talent. i know she wants to be different, but being different would be sticking to what she knows..not being like every other artist and trying to make shitty club bangers.

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  151. Natalia

    Her dance is amazing ! I love it :)

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  152. jj

    love her but most retardest song and a music video ever! no need to try hard B, just do ur thang!

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  153. bethel

    i love the video it mad and also d dance was good and ok

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