The BeyHive Is Pissed At JAY-Z For These Lines About Beyoncé On His ‘4:44' Album

by Jamie LeeLo
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JAY-Z, do you really think you can release an album that divulges deep secrets about your relationship as a response to Beyoncé's masterpiece, Lemonade, and NOT have the BeyHive come for you?

JAY's new record is an impressive narrative about his marriage, career, experiences as a black man, and all of that fame, fame, fame... and while he is brutally honest (which we appreciate!), he STILL cheated on Beyoncé (which we HATE! HONESTLY, WTF?!?!).

For example, why is everyone is so surprised to find out JAY-Z actually cheated? He raps on his new album,

Like the men before me, I cut off my nose to spite my face. I never wanted another woman to know something about me that you didn't know. I promised, I cried, I couldn't hold. I suck at love. I think I need a do-over. I will be emotionally available if I invited you over.

And in the last verse, shares,

And if my children knew, I don't even know what I would do. If they ain't look at me the same, I would prob'ly die with all the shame. 'You did what with who?' What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate? 'You risked that for Blue?' I wasn't a superhero in your face. My heart breaks for the day I had to explain my mistakes.


Beyoncé, the BeyHive has always been on your side.

It looks like fans are upset JAY-Z would do that to Queen Bey.

Woo! You guys said it.

But, you have to give it to him. JAY doesn't hold back. (Hm, an album sharing your deepest darkest secrests with the world? Wonder where you learned that one, JAY... )

As part of his open-book policy with 4:44, JAY also addresses "Becky with the good hair," that fight he had with Solange in the elevator, and the amazing love he has for all of his children, making this album a complete, emotional journey. 

On his music confessions, JAY told iHeartRadio,

'4:44' is a song that I wrote, and it's the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album. And I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44 a.m., to write this song. So, it became the title of the album and everything. It's the title track because it's such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I've ever written.

Any follow up thoughts on the fact it took you cheating on your gorgeous, perfect, goddess wife to write "one of the best songs" you've ever written?

We'll wait.