Love a Woman

Album: My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I) (2011)
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  • This soulful mid tempo track finds Mary J. duetting with Beyoncé as the two divas tell the opposite sex what they want in a relationship. We trust Jay-Z has noted communication and romance are both important requirements according to his wife!
  • Beyoncé initially recorded the song for her 4 album but thought it would be a better fit as a duet with Mary. "I didn't get a chance to work with Beyoncé in person. She gave the song to me, it had her complete full vocal on it," she explained to That Grape Juice. "When her people gave it to me, I asked, 'Are you really giving me this record?' They said 'Yes.' I was like, 'OK, what do you want me to do with Beyoncé's vocals?' They were like, 'She wants to stay on the record.' That's how I got that record -- she wanted to be on a duet with me."


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