Beyoncé, once again, has her loyal Beyhive abuzz, this time over reports that the singer is not only finishing up her seventh solo album, but that it will also follow her self-titled fifth release and Lemonade as her third visual body of work.
The Sun reports Mrs. Carter has been quietly filming several videos for the project while on tour in Europe with husband, JAY-Z. Much of the production will reportedly be shot within the ruins of the Roman Colosseum.
“Beyoncé has been hard at work on her next solo album and it is shaping up well,” one source told the UK publication. “She wants it to be even more ground-breaking and visually impressive than Lemonade, which is why she is scouting out locations which will really wow people.”
The source went on to say Queen Bey is in talks to debut the visual album via Netflix.
“Her team are now in negotiations with Netflix to premiere the project, which would introduce it to a massive audience. They offered a seven-figure sum for Lemonade but contractual obligations with HBO and Tidal meant it didn’t happen. But they are willing to pay through the roof this time because Beyoncé still has massive pulling power.”
The Carters released a joint album, Everything is Love, last month and will begin the North American leg of their On the Run 2 tour Wednesday, July 25 in Cleveland.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.