When life hands you Lemonade, make 4:44.
JAY-Z just dropped his latest album on Tidal (of course), and the general consensus is that it's an apologetic response to the charges laid down by one Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter in Lemonade.
The 10-song release references infidelity within the superstar couple's longtime relationship, particularly on the title track, "4:44."
“I apologise, often womanize / Took for my child to be born to see through a woman’s eyes," he raps, suggesting that he changed his ways after the birth of 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
Parental guilt and shame is a recurring theme.
“If my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do / If they ain’t look at me the same, I would prolly 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?”
The album also resurrects Bey's infamous "Becky with the good hair" line from "Sorry" — "Let me alone Becky" appears on his track "Family Feud" — and includes a dig at Halle Berry's former husband Eric Benet, who famously cheated on the Oscar winner. And yes, there's a Solange mention.
"You egged Solange on, knowing all along all you had to say you was wrong / You almost went Eric Benet, let the baddest girl in the world get away," he rhymes on "Kill JAY-Z."
Long story short, that's why your Twitter feed is blowing up with Beyoncé memes.
Guys, we haven't even touched the shade cast over Kanye West, the Kardashians, and La La Land. Now would be a good time to borrow your buddy's Tidal log-in details.
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