By James Dinh
It isn’t exactly a secret that Beyoncé shies away from talking about her personal life, including her marriage to Jay-Z. But that doesn’t mean the pop megastar won’t bring life’s most intimate moments to life with her music. In the visual for her latest single, “Best Thing I Never Had,” Bey takes fans behind the doors of her dressing room and off to her wedding ceremony as she shows off her stunning figure in a lacy lingerie get up and an elegant princess gown.
While King B isn’t the first to head to the alter for a music video, she’s clearly one of the calmer video brides. MTV Newsroom appreciate seeing a happy-go-lucky wedding actually pull through, but for those who enjoy a little more drama, take a look at our list of pop stars who have caught a bad case of the runaway bride syndrome.
Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together”
In the video for her mega-successful sing-a-long ballad “We Belong Together,” Mariah preps for her special day as she undecidedly belts her heart out about a broken relationship. Walking down the isle, the big-voiced diva catches a glimpse of a mysterious man (played by Wentworth Miller), who gave her a rose in her previous bachelorette party-themed video for “It’s Like That.” Mimi deals with a love struggle as she’s caught between choosing her husband-to-be (Eric Roberts) and the other man. As expected, the songstress makes a dramatic exit by running away from the alter and into the arms of the latter.
No Doubt, “Simple Kind of Life”
Gwen Stefani also does her share of bridal sprints in the clip for No Doubt’s 2000 single “Simple Kind of Life.” Throughout the Sophie Muller-directed clip, Gwen is seen wearing a puffy pink wig and running … a lot. Making her way through a carnival crowd, endless halls of wedding cakes and even a graveyard, the singing bride finally stops running after discovering a baby in the middle of the street. “Simple Kind of Life” focuses on an ill-fated relationship, where Gwen even wishes to be pregnant with her ex-lover’s baby.
Britney Spears, “My Prerogative”
Britney took a spoonful of tough public criticism when she married then back-up dancer Kevin Federline in 2004. However, the pop princess showed the world that she was going to do exactly what she wanted to do in her “My Prerogative” video. Directed by Jake Nava, the rebel child crashes (literally) a crowded mansion event, before making her way into the party, which is later revealed to be her wedding. Dressed in a black dress, Spears ironically gives new meaning to unexpected wedding ceremonies by meeting K-Fed at the alter and dancing the night away.
Kelly Clarkson, “Behind These Hazel Eyes”
If one pop star has a case of wedding day jitters, it’s Kelly Clarkson – and for good reason! In the video for “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” the American Idol original experiences some dream-like hints that her husband-to-be is having an affair with a brunette ceremony attendee. Throughout the clip, Clarkson finds herself running through a swampy mud land until she snaps out of her visions, refuses to proceed with the wedding and makes a shocking escape out of the church.
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