VEVO announced the delay on Twitter, saying "OK, bad news: 'Run The World (Girls)' won't be out on Friday like we thought. No new date yet. Beyonce is perfecting it. We're disappointed too but wanted to let you know as soon as we knew. We'll put it up as soon as we do get it."
They later reiterated that they don't know when the video will now be shown.
JustJared reported that the video features a lion and two giant hyenas, as well as two scenes in which Beyoncé rides a horse.