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Beyonce Finds "Temptations"

New single, star-turn coming in September

August 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Beyonce stars as a nightclub singer who goes gospel in the upcoming movie The Fighting Temptations, but on the soundtrack she's sticking with girl-powered R&B.

Missy Elliott, MC Lyte and Free join her on "Fighting Tempation," the lead single from the soundtrack, due September 9th, ten days before the movie opens. "It talks about everyday situations women go through," Beyonce says. "It's about being attracted to this guy but having to fight the temptation. The change from the hip-hop part with ladies rapping to the chorus is incredible. It's very loose, old school."

The soundtrack also features music from Destiny's Child, Angie Stone, Faith Evans, Beyonce's sister Solange, P. Diddy, Montel Jordan, Ann Nesby and Shirley Caesar.

In the film, Beyonce stars alongside Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Lilly, a "down-to-earth country girl." "I didn't want to do anything glamorous," she says. "I wanted people to see me in a different light."

Later this year, Beyonce plans to join the other two members of Destiny's Child to begin writing a new album. Solange might contribute to the writing process, but she won't be joining the group. "That was a rumor," Beyonce says. "She's working on her own stuff. Her lyrics are incredible. I don't know where she gets her ideas."

Beyonce also might have another project of her own in the works -- a follow-up to her debut Dangerously In Love could be out by the end of the year. "I have a lot of songs I didn't put on my album," she says. "There's some great songs and I don't want to waste them."

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