If the Queen addresses her public, her husband is sure to have a say. Beyonce "Queen Bey" Knowles gave us some pretty detailed information about her huband's infidelities. Jay-Z's newly dropped album 4:44 addresses those rumors with some truth of his own.
The album went live on Tidal, a streaming service the US rapper partly owns. The rumors aired after Beyonce's sister, Solange, attacked Jay-Z in an elevator. Fans made the connection to Beyonce's lyric “Of course sometimes shit goes down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”
Jay-Z retaliated with his own verse: “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.”
Jay-Z used Eric Benet to refer to actor Halle Berry's unfaithful partner. Solange's attack on Jay-Z was also rumored to be over his infidelity. The singer went on to sing about how he would be forever shamed if he let the incident separate him from his daughter Blue Ivy: “What good is a menage a trois when you have a soulmate / You risked that for Blue?”
Jay-Z took to US radio to explain his lyrics to fans and listeners. He points out that one particular song, "Kill Jay-Z," is “about killing off the ego, so we can have this conversation in a place of vulnerability and honesty."
His other song, "Moonlight," references how La La Land was wrongfully awarded the Oscar when it was meant for Moonlight: “We stuck in La La Land / Even if we win, we gonna lose." Jay-Z said this line refers to the current climate of our culture and where he thinks it's headed.
While we still don't know all of the infidelity details, these lyrics are pretty incriminating.