Alicia Keys Explains Why ‘Put It in a Love Song’ Video With Beyonce Was Canned

Remember the Alicia Keys and Beyoncé duet, “Put it in a Love Song”? Remember hearing there was an exotic video in the works? When the pictures came along showing stills of the exotic video shoot in Brazil, anticipation ran high. Then, in a huge anti-climax, nothing; the video never came out, with no explanation as to why…until now.

Alicia recently sat down with Essence magazine and mentioned why the video was shelved…in a round-about way, not going into details:

“Ohhh man! Y’all aren’t going to leave me alone about that! Sometimes with creative things [it] all comes together and it’s (makes perfection kissing noise) and sometimes things almost come together and it’s better to just leave it. So we love that song. We had a ball shooting the video. It just so happens that the whole thing, for some reason or another, didn’t quite come together so we just decided to leave it. And that’s what happened.”

Well, at least we heard SOMETHING regarding the video’s disappearance!