Beyonce's Mary J Blige Duet Was Intended for '4'

30 November 2011, 13:19 | Updated: 30 November 2011, 13:34

The 'Best Thing I Never Had' singer recorded her duet with the R&B star with a view to including it on her fourth album.

Mary J Blige has revealed her duet with Beyonce was originally intended to be featured on the pregnant singer's current album '4'.

Beyonce recorded the track  'Love A Woman' with the 'No More Drama' singer but later decided it didn't fit in with her album's theme.

"She had her A&R people play the record for us," Mary explained to the New York Times. "I'm sitting in the back thinking, 'Is she really going to give me this record? That's crazy? It's amazing!'

"I asked her A&R person and he said, 'Yes she wants you to have the record, but she wants to stay on it with you.'"

Mary said she was very thankful the 'Dance For You' singer allowed her to include 'Love A Woman' on the tracklist for new album 'My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1)'.

Earlier today footage from Beyonce's Septmeber video shoot for 'Countdown' suggested the singer may give birth before the end of this year.