Less than 48 hours until Beyoncé’s Renaissance was set to arrive, several tracks from the album were leaked onto social media.
Twitter was filled with leaked snippets of the album with songs sharing the same titles from the tracklist that the megastar shared last week. Some posts by fans showed CD copies of the album for sale in Europe.
This comes as surprise to fans since Beyoncé is very tight-lipped about upcoming projects. She was able to pull off the surprise digital drop of her 2013 self-titled album which was never leaked prematurely. However, back in 2011, Beyoncé’s 4 was leaked before the initial release date, which prompted a response from the icon.
“My music was leaked and while this is not how I wanted to present my new songs, I appreciate the positive response from my fans,” the singer wrote in a statement to MTV News back in 2011. “When I record music, I always think about my fans singing every note and dancing to every beat. I make music to make people happy and I appreciate that everyone has been so anxious to hear my new songs.”
Beyoncé nor her team has publicly addressed the leak. Take a look at fans’ reactions below: