JAY-Z Raps About Blue Ivy In '4:44'
For all of you JAY-Z fans out there, this was a hella exciting (and a tad overwhelming) surprise to be #blessed with on a Friday.
It came just at the prime time to turn up for the long holiday weekend, am I right?
If you're wondering where JAY-Z got his album name from, he cleared things up to iHeartRadio, revealing he actually thought of the idea while he was catching some z's.
'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.
For those of you who haven't had a chance to truly listen to all of the lyrics just yet, JAY-Z's album is in response to Beyoncé's Lemonade.
He references his notorious argument with Queen Bey's sister, Solange, that went down in the elevator, and even notes his alleged cheating on Beyoncé.
According to E! News, JAY goes further to reference cheating when he brings up his daughter, Blue Ivy, in his rapping,
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 probably 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?
UGH, my heart just skipped a beat.
In his song "Legacy," Hollywood Life reports this track drew inspiration from Blue Ivy, and his sweet, new twins with Bey.
And if you didn't think this song could get any better, think again. It sounds like it could be Blue Ivy's adorable voice making an appearance on it (although, JAY-Z hasn't confirmed).
A little girl's voice takes the lead on JAY's track, asking, “Daddy, what's a will?”
BRB, going to cry for a sec.