Cannot Get Past Claptrap Loading Screen - PS4

I just bought this game off the PS4 online store and downloaded yesterday - initially the game crashed my PS4 (turning it off and forcing it to a restart screen), and now today after redownloading it is stuck on the claptrap dancing loading screens. It takes 15+ minutes to even get to the main menu, and I have yet to get into the actual game (waited 25+ minutes on the second claptrap screen after pressing new game and after the storytelling segment).

Seeing that this happened a lot to PC users, but they had a workaround - not seeing any thread of this happening to PS4 users. Any workarounds out there that Gearbox is aware of or has put in place? Thanks -