Seemingly without the consent of the singers
Beyoncé is known to surprise-drop new music after the release of her 2016 album ‘Lemonade’ but the release of these unauthorised albums were not of her own doing.
Shared under the moniker ‘Queen Carter’, two albums titled, ‘Have Your Way’ and ‘Back Up, Rewind’ turned up online. The albums consisted of old songs, demos, and other rarities.
An album of unfinished SZA music called ‘Comethru’ was also released, under the moniker Sister Solana. An Instagram post that discovered the LP wrote: “These are random scratches from 2015. Def not new new!”
SZA replied to news of the leak in an Instagram post: “But…creative? And Scary?” The album also featured a track with Kendrick Lamar.
Upon their discovery, the albums were quickly taken down.
Earlier this month, Ed Sheeran responded to claims that he “looked like a slob” during a recent appearance on stage alongside Beyoncé.
Sheeran performed a duet with Beyoncé at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Beyoncé was dressed in an elaborate pink gown whilst Sheeran appeared wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
The two looks prompted a backlash on social media with many addressing the double standards surrounding the appearance of both male and female performers.
Sheeran has responded to the incident by first posting a screenshot of an article saying people were “angry” about his outfit alongside a picture of the t-shirt he wore at the festival.
The singer then added: “Swipe up to ’get the look” alongside the hashtag “#dresstoimpress.” The hashtag is often used by fashion bloggers as a link to clothes they want to sell.