Beyoncé wants you to know that she has made a name for herself long before becoming Mrs. Carter. She has earned her royal status in the music industry for being a hardworking artist since a very young age. In the Jake Nava-directed music video for "***Flawless" Queen Bey gives us a glimpse of her humble beginnings with old footage from Star Search, where she and her girls from Girl's Tyme competed against an all-white band, called Skeleton Crew and consequently lost despite giving their very best performance. The rest of the visual was shot entirely in black-and-white and mainly focuses on how tough and full of vigor Beyoncé really is. The 33-year-old songstress is seen headbanging and moshing at a punk party, as well as dancing with a team of street dancers in a graffiti covered alley. The masculine image of Beyoncé reflects the feminist undertones of the song's lyrics. Beyoncé wrote "***Flawless" together with Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Chauncey Hollis and Rey Reel. The track was produced by Hit-Boy, Beyoncé, Rey Reel Music and Boots. Musically, it consists of 2 parts - "Bow Down" and "Flawless", divided by a speech titled "We should all be feminists" delivered by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at a TEDxEuston conference. The single is featured on Beyoncé's critically-acclaimed self-titled fifth studio album, released on December 13, 2013 and its "Platinum Edition", released on November 24, 2014 by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records.