“I have known the director since I was like 9 years old. I know Beyonce pretty well, so they were like, ‘We would love for you to be in this particular song. It’s about strength and it’s about courage and that’s what we see you as,’ ” she told reporters (via the Associated Press) in Rome, where she is playing in the The Internazionali BNL d’Italia.
And what was Beyonce looking for from Williams?
“She told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out,” Williams said. “So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier. … I thought that particular song on the visual album was really a strong song, and it was also really fun at the same time.”