Fake Beyoncé Music That 'Leaked' Pulled From Spotify and Apple Music

The Bey Hive received some good news early Friday morning, or so they thought. Beyoncé devotees thought she dropped two new albums after they suddenly appeared on streaming services. However, the leaked music was pulled from Spotify and Apple Music just hours later.

Two supposed Beyoncé albums, titled Have Your Way and Back Up, Rewind, appeared under the pseudonym of "Queen Carter" on Friday through Apple Music and Spotify. The 10-track records each were comprised of past demos, unreleased songs and previously released tracks.

According to a screenshot from Unrecognized Real Podcast‏, the faux-Queen Bey album Have Your Way featured song titles like "Crazy Feelings" and "After All Is Said and Done." A Twitter user named @happinessie shared a screenshot of the songs on Back Up, Rewind. It featured tracks like "Black Culture," "Lost Yo Mind" and "Twerk."

Have Your Way included a "Hollywood," which is a song listed on her husband and collaborator Jay-Z's 2006 album, Kingdom Come. A song Beyoncé recorded for the Austin Powers in Goldmember soundtrack in 2002, called "Hey Goldmember," was spotted on Have Your Way as well.

Diehard Bey devotees were quick to recognize the leaked songs were fake news. One user tweeted that loyal fans "knew [about] these songs," whereas a second fan suggested "you're not a real fan" of the singer "if you thought those 'leaked' songs from Beyoncé were new."

"So I almost passed out until I realized it's old music," one fan tweeted. "So who is releasing Beyoncé's old music as Queen Carter on iTunes?? I WANNA FIGHT."

Representatives for Spotify and Apple Music did not immediately return Newsweek's request for comment.

Beyoncé wasn't the only artist to deal with scammers releasing old or unreleased tracks online. SZA, in fact, encountered the same issue on Friday. Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) president Terrence Henderson, best known as Punch, confirmed that SZA's leaked songs weren't part of her new material—including her upcoming sophomore effort.

"There is no new SZA album out. Old songs were stolen and leaked," he tweeted. "We are currently fixing the issue. Please feel free to continue enjoying Ctrl until the next album is ready."

While Beyoncé's supposed surprise album turned out to be a hoax, the Grammy-winning artist has dropped new record without notice in the past. In 2013, she debuted her self-titled album without prior notice or promotion. She released another surprise album in June as part of The Carters, a musical duo comprised of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, called Everything Is Love.

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Beyoncé music leaked to Spotify and YouTube, but was later pulled. Here, Beyoncé is pictured performing onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018, in Indio, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella
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