“Beyoncé wanted to push that angle — that was her request and concept initially. I think any time you can promote a sense of community and unity and that is natural, you should,” the video’s director Ricky Saiz told New York Mag. “All the girls are friends and it was so friendly and there was no ego on set. Everyone was so happy to be there. The girls were incredible. What a great cast. It was spontaneous and not at all contrived.”
She even gets a licky lick from Joan. “We were going through takes and it was her and Joan and they were close. And Joan went for the lick and we got it.”
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