While we still wait in anticipation for photos of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s newborn twins, at least we have the rapper’s latest visual album 4:44 to keep us entertained.
And from a quick survey of the lyrics of his songs, it appears the new father is on a mission to make a major public apology to the leading lady in his life for past indiscretions.
Earlier today, the rapper/producer released his new album exclusively to streaming service Tidal, and has since set the internet alight with lyrics that seem to directly respond to those of Beyoncé’s album, Lemonade – you know, the ones that everyone thought accused him of cheating on her.
After all, who can forget Queen B’s hit song ‘Sorry,’ and that line: ‘He better call Becky with the good hair.’
In response, Jay-Z’s new song ‘Family Feud’ – which incidentally features vocals from Beyoncé – seems to address the new mother’s cheating accusations and references the now infamous ‘Becky’.
In the song, he raps: ‘Super Bowl goals. My wife in the crib feedin’ the kids liquid gold. We in a whole different mode.
‘Yeah, I’ll f**k up a good thing if you let me. Leave me alone, Becky. A man that don’t take care his family can’t be rich,’ he added.
In the album’s title track 4:44, the rapper also takes the time to deliver an open apology to his wife of of almost 10 years about his alleged womanising.
The lyrics include: ‘I apologise, often womanise, took my child to be born, see through a woman’s eyes. Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles. Took me too long for this song. I don’t deserve you.
‘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?’ he added.
He also says he ‘toyed with your emotions because I was emotionless’ and opens up about his wife’s miscarriages.
In 4:44, he raps: ‘I still mourn this death, I apologise for all the stillborns’, which corresponds to Beyoncés lyrics in ‘Apathy’: ‘Here lies the mother of my children, both living and dead.’
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If that wasn’t enough, the 47-year-old later addresses the Met Gala 2014 incident that saw Beyoncé’s sister Solange caught on CCTV having a fight and blazing row with the father-of-three in a lift.
‘You egg Solange on knowing all along all you had to say was you was wrong. You almost went Eric Benet! Let the baddest girl in the world get away. I don’t even know what to say, n*a never go Eric Benet,’ raps the singer.
The reference to the ‘baddest girl’ will trigger alarm bells to many Beyoncé fans, as the 35-year-old singer also alluded to the ‘baddest’ woman who is ‘in the game up in your sheets’ in her hit song ‘Hold Up’ from Lemonade.
Of course, Jay-Z’s album lyrics might have nothing to do with accusations of infidelity from Beyoncé’s album, Lemonade, but given the pair’s track record, nothing is ever done without a reason.
Via: ELLE UK