Jay Z just made his infidelity rumors official with his new album, 4:44 where he raps about his shameful deeds and fears about losing his family.
The famous US rapper, responded back to Beyonce’s infidelity claims which she had sang about on her studio album Lemonade, 2016.
Beyoncé Knowles, in her 2016 album Lemonade shared details of her husband’s infidelity and now, Jay Z has made a come back addressing the scandal on his new album, 4:44 which was released today on the Tidal streaming service.
Jay Z addresses his infidelity scandals in his new album 4:44
A lot has been said about Jay’s new 4:44 album and one of the things that stick out is how he talks about his family life and hits on Beyonce over the cheating rumors in her album.
When the footage of Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z emerged, lady B had this to say in her Lemonade album, “Of course sometimes shit goes down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”
Jay-Z has now also addressed the moment, rapping:
“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 … I don’t even know what you woulda done, in the future, other niggas playing football with your son.”
The Eric Benet reference pertains to the R&B singer and actor who was unfaithful to Halle Berry.
Jay-Z also says he would “probably die with all the shame” if he had let the episode break up his relationship with his daughter Blue Ivy Carter: “What good is a menage a trois when you have a soulmate / You risked that for Blue?”
He also references the most infamous song on Lemonade, Sorry, where Beyoncé sings:
“Looking at my watch, he shoulda been home / Today I regret the night I put that ring on … He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Jay-Z raps: “I’ll fuck up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone Becky! / A man who don’t take care of his family can’t be rich.”
According to reports, Jay Z also talked about the meanings behind his new album tracks on US radio and he said that Kill Jay-Z, in which he references the Solange incident, is “about killing off the ego, so we can have this conversation in a place of vulnerability and honesty”.
The 4:44 album is definitely lit up and causing a media storm especially on Twitter. Will Beyonce respond to the new album woes or will she remain silent. Let’s wait and see.
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