While Beyonce's camp is remaining mum on the progress of her forthcoming fourth album, the pop star is rumored to be releasing the disc in June -- and was reportedly shooting a music video for its first single in New Jersey last week.
According to a report by Ace Showbiz, Beyonce is working with director Francis Lawrence (Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," Destiny's Child's "Emotion") on the music video for an uptempo track titled "Girl." The singer is rumored to be working with 200 African dancers as well as eight choreographers for the clip.
Fan site Beyonce Daily has also posted a collection of blurry photos that were reportedly taken at the video shoot. In the snapshots, Beyonce can be seen sporting a white outfit and a faux-hawk as camera equipment is set up behind her. Meanwhile, Italian designer Roberto Cavalli posted a picture of Beyonce in a blue jumpsuit on his Twitter earlier this month, with the caption, "Beyoncé Knowles in her Roberto Cavalli outfit to shoot the first #video for her new album!"
One week after Beyonce announced that her father, Mathew Knowles, would no longer be acting as her manager, a source at Sony Music Australia revealed that the singer's follow-up to 2008's "I Am.. Sasha Fierce" has been targeted for a June release. According to Sony Music Australia head Denis Handlin, who has heard six songs from the new album, Beyonce has "gone to another level" with her new material.