The problem is that there’s no official confirmation. Bey doesn’t play the press release game anymore and her label probably doesn’t know what she’s up to anyway. The edit certainly sounds slick enough to be authentic but I’d be surprised if she hacks “Partition” down to a measly three minutes. I guess we won’t know for sure until it hits iTunes.
As for the selection of “Partition” as single number three? Well, its highly explicit nature — for non-Hive this is the song in which Beyonce memorably laments “he Monica Lewinsky‘d all on my gown” — makes it an uneasy fit for pop radio but it’s already climbing the Billboard Hot 100 due to streaming and has strong download sales. Listen to the purported radio edit after jump.
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