Beyoncé's 'Run the World (Girls)' video to premiere on 'Idol'

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Beyoncé will premiere the music video for “Run the World (Girls),” the first single from her forthcoming album “4,” during “American Idol’s” Top 3 performance episode on Wednesday (May 18).

After the video was originally set to premiere on Vevo last Friday, a rep from Sony confirms that the Francis Lawrence-directed clip will be unveiled during the two-hour episode of “Idol” tomorrow night. Last week, Beyoncé released a minute-long teaser of the video, which showed the pop star commanding a futuristic army, riding a bucking horse and posing in front of a burning car.

“It’s definitely riskier than something a bit more…simple,” Beyoncé told Billboard.com of her new single. “I just heard the track and loved that it was so different: it felt a bit African, a bit electronic and futuristic. It reminded me of what I love, which is mixing different cultures and eras — things that typically don’t go together — to create a new sound. I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.

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