Beyoncé reveals original plans for Cowboy Carter: "I had to trust God's timing"

Los Angeles, California - Ahead of the overwhelming success of Beyoncé's latest album, Cowboy Carter, the singer spilled a major secret about the country record.

Beyoncé dished that she originally planned to drop Cowboy Carter before Renaissance.
Beyoncé dished that she originally planned to drop Cowboy Carter before Renaissance.  © Screenshot/instagram/Beyoncé

On Friday, the 42-year-old entertainer changed the country genre forever with Act II of her Renaissance takeover.

Before the album's anticipated midnight release, Queen Bey revealed in a Park Entertainment press statement that Cowboy Carter was originally intended to be Act I.

"This album took over five years," she said of Act II, per Billboard.

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"It's been really great to have the time and the grace to be able to take my time with it. I was initially going to put Cowboy Carter out [before Renaissance], but with the pandemic, there was too much heaviness in the world."

Bey added, "We wanted to dance. We deserved to dance. But I had to trust God's timing."

The BeyHive has not stopped buzzing over the 27-track project, which features a sassy Jolene cover and a tantalizing Miley Cyrus duet on the song, II Most Wanted.

Cowboy Carter is out now!

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