JAY-Z '4:44' Album Addresses Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Cheating Rumors
Today we all woke up in a different world than we went to sleep in. That's because the much anticipated JAY-Z album, 4:44, has officially dropped, and why yes, it is a response to wife Beyoncé's masterpiece, Lemonade.
Like, zero-point-zero question.
JAY has been teasing the album on social media, giving us minimal information and MAXIMUM FONT SIZE.
Many sources online break down the album line-by-line, and with good reason. So much of it directly references pieces of Lemonade, like "Becky with the good hair" as one, teeny, tiny, very famous example.
In his song "Family Feud," JAY raps,
He also addresses the infamous fight with Beyoncé's sister, Solange, in an elevator. In a leaked videotape, Solange was caught kicking and clawing at the Magna Carter rapper while Beyoncé stood by.
In his song "Kill JAY-Z" he raps the lyrics:
(I'm still honestly confused BUT I LOVE IT ALL ANYWAY!)
These are just two little examples, and fans are having a ball drawing their own connections.
Regarding the title 4:44, JAY explained to iHeartRadio it came to him, literally, in his sleep.
It's also the track that tackles his infidelity most directly. Lyrics include:
WOW, GUESS I'LL EAT MY FEELINGS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AND CALL MY MOM.
You can listen to the album and catch all the feels exclusively on Tidal.