Beyoncé is featured inside this month's Time magazine. According to a record label insider, Beyoncé's upcoming album, 4, is her worst album to date. The CD has caused turmoil and divisiveness at Sony/Columbia.
My source, who begged to remain anonymous, said Jay Z and Beyoncé both want the album released on schedule. But label execs don't think Bey's fans will embrace the album due to Jay Z's incompetent A&R.
"This is the worst Beyoncé album ever!," said my source from his home in New York.
"[Jay Z] and his boys are A&R'ing Beyoncé but they're not doing a great job at it. This has been the worst rollout I've ever seen on Beyoncé. She never put out this... I mean, granted, not everybody can put out great singles. But, this is the first time she put out back to back to back bad singles. None of them are working! At least when Mathew was here, he would have put the brakes on it, you know... Sometimes the saying goes: if it's not broke, don't fix it, you know? Mathew might have made some bad judgment calls on his personal life, but as a manager... he was a great manager.
Cover source: TGJ