Why Beyonce Posted The Fifty Shades Of Grey Teaser On Instagram

People don't get it!

As we mentioned in our 5 Conversation Starters This Morning, Beyonce posted a Fifty Shades Of Grey (FSOG) teaser trailer via her Instagram account yesterday, July 20. The 15-second clip features a sexy-fied version of her hit song, "Crazy In Love," while showing flashes of Christian Grey's office, Anastasia Steele's skirt being hiked up, and our wild guess—the BDSM-loving billionaire himself opening the door to the Red Room Of Pain. 

Haven't seen it? Check it out below:

For FSOG haters, it was a cheap attempt to ramp up promotion for the movie. To quote one comment from People.com

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OUCH. 

BUT GUYS, as some of you will know, "Crazy In Love" has always been in the book—way before news even hit that it will be turned into a movie. The fact that Beyonce actually promoted FSOG shouldn't be a surprise.

To refresh your memory: Remember that scene in Fifty Shades Darker (Book 2) when Ana cooks in Christian's kitchen and plays the song using his iPod?

Here's a direct quote from the book:

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I scroll through the extensive list. I want something upbeat. Hmm, Beyonce—doesn't sound like Christian's taste. Crazy in Love. Oh yes! How apt. I hit the repeat button and put it on loud.

I sashay back to the kitchen and find a bowl, open the fridge, and take out the eggs. I crack them open and begin to whisk, dancing the whole time.

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Trivia: The song was actually placed in Christian's iPod by one of his ex-submissives.

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Beyonce wasn't the only artist who promoted the teaser: Rita Ora, who plays Christian's adoptive sister, Mia, also posted it on her Instagram account. Coincidentally, Rita is signed to Roc Nation, an entertainment company founded by Jay-Z.

Watch out for the official, full-length trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey on Thursday, July 24! 

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