Beyonce Knowles snuck out of her New York office on Wednesday evening, and the 31-year-old singer flashed our photographer her pearly whites before jumping into a chauffeured car.

So what's the latest scoop on Bey's upcoming album? Ne-Yo, who is producing a few tracks on the EP, recently chatted with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed that it's nowhere near completion.

"They're still trying to figure out what they want that to be, which I'm not mad at," he said. "Beyonce's the kind of artist where you're not gonna see it till it's right. And her fans -- they love her so they'll be patient." Beyonce started working on her fifth album last summer in the Hamptons ... we say take your time!