Beyoncé Earns Praise from Justin Timberlake, Pharrell in ‘Self-Titled Part 5. Honesty’

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“The glue that ties this record together is honesty,” says Beyoncé in Part 5 of her “Self-Titled” documentary. The pop icon reflects on getting her start at the age of nine and how she’s changed as a 32-year-old woman.

“Now I’m in my 30s, and those children that grew up listening to me have grown up, and I always felt like it was my responsibility to be aware of kids and their parents and all these generations,” explains Bey. “And I felt like it stifled me. I felt like, in a sense, I could not express everything.”

One of the most liberating songs on her self-titled album is the Timbaland-produced “Rocket,” which she co-wrote with Justin Timberlake and Miguel.

After recording the track, Timberlake was blown away. “There’s something wrong with you,” he tells Beyoncé.

She explains that the younger Bey wouldn’t have the confidence to record that. “I kinda dropped that fourth wall and I did it,” she says.

Pharrell also bows down to Queen Bey. “You set women free,” he declares. “I’m trying to tell you, that record is a phenomenon.”

The five-and-half-minute clip also features commentary from her collaborators including Jake Nava, Melina, Boots, Jonas Åkerlund, and more.

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49 Comments

  1. H

    Love everything about this project. Inspiring.

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    JAMIE Reply:

    @H, wow, cant take that country field hand voice.

    this trick pays people to praise her. she is sick, and when she is forced off the stage like everyone before her, who was greater than her, she is going to commit suicide.

    No one stays on the stage forever – not elvis, not lena horne, not diana ross, not little richard, NO ONE and she has already out lived her time limit. Time to go.

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  2. Kesha

    I love how the song gives u that D’Angelo “How does it feel” vibe, that would be so Dope if her and miguel did a duet to the song… like a Part.2

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  3. Raven-Symone

    Thought this was Ciara at first glance. No shade intended.

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    okjo Reply:

    @Raven-Symone, u weren’t the only 1 I thought so too… ever time I see the video I think dang she looks like Ciara and in no angle she sounds like her too… -no hate though -

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  4. 2bad2bme

    there you have it… she gets props from people who matter not from you hating stans of other artist

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  5. meme

    She may have not had any “conventional” promo prior to the album but my god this is total over kill now. Im almost tired of her already and she just came out. Drunk is doing really well on the charts tho…thats my jam.

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    Got Damn Reply:

    @meme, its a 5 part documentary, da hell you mean overkill? I can recall your fav rih also releasing parts of a documentary after the release of talk that talk, so I am assuming that that was overkill as well. Alot of singers do this so lets chill shall we… #***Flawless

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    Dots Reply:

    @meme, You’re a fool. This isn’t even promo, she kept it a secret and now she’s explaining everything to her FANS.

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    meme Reply:

    @Dots, no your a fukin fool becuz you clearly clearly dont know the meaning of promo. retard how old r u?

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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @meme, Well, someone’s def mad XD

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    *sigh* Reply:

    @meme, Why are you WATCHING ALL THESE VIDS THEN? This is not interrupting your regularly-scheduled programming like a State of the Union address. This is from YouTube – you choose to watch the vid even if it’s in posts on websites. Stfu sprinkling hollow “compliments” w/your pointless complaining. You’re the one that’s annoying.

    This comes from a non-stan, btw. Smh

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    Andy Reply:

    @meme, lol I ain’t even putting attention to Beyoncé. I’m simply not interested in the promo she has done.

    I don’t even know what is this all about, what’s the name of the album again? lol kidding :P

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @meme, secretly I think you’re skitzo. All these praise and shade sandwiches you be serving up…lawwwd.
    /-)

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  6. arno

    Rocket is the best song on the album hands down. I wish she’d do a whole album with that kind of songs.

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  7. arno

    Rocket is the best song of the album hands down. I wish she’d done the whole album with that kind of song.

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  8. NICKI MINAJ

    This album is truly a masterpiece. The fact that this is the album that people were waiting to hear from Beyonce. Some chicks are mad because she didn’t go the Pop/EDM/Dance route because their favorite artist for the past 3 years got them thinking that that’s what real music is. Look at them now that stuff was here today gone tomorrow.

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    Ay Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ, coming from a Nicki Minaj fan? So erm starships, pound the alarm, va va voom weren’t EDM nonsense?

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    OnlyChrisJ Reply:

    @Ay, Something That She Only Did For One Era, and Something She Said She Would Do Before She Was Even Famous

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Ay, That only comprises a fraction of what Roman Reloaded is. Try and come for Nickisus again.

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    meme Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ, what the fuk are you talkin about? Pop music will always be around, so im not to sure what you mean by here today gone tomo. and as for the shade towards rihanna, rihanna had 3 damn EDM/Dance record between her last 3 albums so again what the fuk are u talkin about? No one ever wanted to hear a EDM/dance record from beyonce…that would def not suit beyonces style and shes not that versatile to pull off a dance track.

    And all this is coming from someone with the name nicki minaj whose last album was full with Dance/EDM tired ass tracks. lol

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    Sushi Reply:

    @meme, Loud had full of EDM “electronic” and like, what? one 2-3 ballads? barely R&B

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    *sigh* Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ, I’m gonna have to agree with you. That kind of music is simple and easy to get hits with, especially if you already have a following, because so often I’ve heard songs by major artists that would go nowhere had it been by a less/not-yet-established artist and good music by not-established artists that went nowhere. Some people act like music they can’t twerk to confuses them.

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    Andy Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ, the genre is still here but is not dominating as the previous years. Weren’t Get Lucky and Wrecking Ball influenced by EDM anyway?

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    mary Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ, if it is so great, and selling so well why is she paying other entertainers to try and influence their fans to buy it?

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @mary, who is she paying? bitch, katy perry, demi lovato, pink and gaga, etc have all been to beyonce concerts out in the audience stanning on their own. her last show at the barclays center, madonna was in the audience stanning & tweeting. why try to discredit her? the album is building momentum due to her amazing tour and word of mouth because she still has done NO press and only performed one song off the album at her last show. no one can compare beyonce to any other artist out right now because she has NO passengers on her plane period so you have to mention the greats like mj, diana, tina, etc because these other chicks aren’t singing like her, dancing like her and most definitely not performing like her. #greenisnotyourcolor

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  9. Rihanna

    Damn Beyoncé is really killing my shit :( #phuckyoalbum

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    Lady Gaga Reply:

    @Rihanna,
    Damn you too RiRi? My Monster arm ready to fight. #ArtPop

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    Britney Jean Spears Reply:

    @Lady Gaga, @Rihanna I’m PRESSED as well. She betta #workbish.

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  10. P.

    Seriously, please, people, just bow the fuck down. This woman is a friggin’ legend.

    Lets not wait til she’s dead to honor her.

    Do it now, when she can hear you and know her work and her effort are appreciated and valued.

    Just friggin’ wow.

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    carol Reply:

    @P., Then why did her own husband pay for, and get rihanna a legend award?

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  11. P.T

    Wow.

    Just bow the f*** down.

    I’m lost for words. She nailed it. It is honesty that’s comes through.

    That, and sheer, talent.

    Amazing.

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  12. thisisfact

    WHAT DO THEY MEAN BOOTS DIRECTOR ????? THERES A BEYONCE SONG CALLED BOOTS !!!!!! ?????????

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    CurtisDonDeano Reply:

    @thisisfact, it says producer, he wrote a lot of the album

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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @thisisfact, There’s a guy named “Boots”

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  13. CurtisDonDeano

    always amazed at Bey, she is truly the greatest.

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  14. Major Sushi

    XD hahaha “Let me sit this aaaaasssss.. on ya” i swear, that always gets me XD

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  15. andi

    she’s still the best .

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  16. true

    Ooh Ciara looks cute

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    HipHop Fanatic Reply:

    I feel sad for Ciarra…she didn’t even get time to shine off her own look before it gets jacked from her!

    And if she dares complain about it, the bey hives go HAM on her…

    It’s a damn shame!

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    Brenda Reply:

    @HipHop Fanatic, Sorry for Ciara? LOL She is the happiest woman in the world – amazing voice, great body, beautiful personality, lovely parents who love each other, good heart, and she is part of the sexiest couple alive with a man that is truly talented in singing, rapping, and the total pkg.

    Save your sympathies for a woman who has nothing she values, but a mediocre singing career, and a fraudulent heart – beyonce.

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  17. LAX

    Love This woman I’m always amazed at Bey.

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  18. Ready 4 Da Yolas

    Nice and Her & Future have the same title of song Called ROcket. not That many people like beyonce song

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Ready 4 Da Yolas, the difference is nobody cares or is here for Ciara and Glummy Future.
    /-)

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @King Fierce, LMAOOO !

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Ready 4 Da Yolas, Cierror who ? That bitch album flopped so bad that NOBODY even remembered it . No nominations or nothing :[

    Did her album even go gold ?

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    carol Reply:

    @Bitches In Paris, just because you are paid to make nice beyonce comments, it is not right to lie on other entertainers or be rude. Desperation is a bish called beyonce.

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  19. carol

    i meant to say a bald headed plucked chicken ugly bish called beyonce. every morning when she looks in the mirror with no makeup and a head with no weave, she cries LOL

    i think i’d go blind if i saw her and her huge lipped, puny body camel naked drunk humping around on the kitchen floor. that is a disgusting site i never want to witness

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  20. emily

    I didn’t know camels could mate with cows. What are their offspring called – camcows?

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