Jay-Z dropped his new album, 4:44, to Sprint and Tidal customers Thursday night, and it appears that the rapper hasn't hesitated to get personal with his latest release.
The very first track, “Kill Jay-Z,” appears to address Jay-Z's infamous elevator fight with Beyoncé's sister, Solange, with the rapper saying, "You egged Solange on, knowing all along all you had to say you was wrong."
The next line has been interpreted as a reference to Beyoncé herself and the rumors of infidelity that plagued the couple, with Jay rapping, "You almost went Eric Benét, let the baddest girl in the world get away."
Benét split from actress Halle Berry in 2003 after rumors of cheating.
The 47-year-old later appears to address infidelity again on "Family Feud," where he says, "Yeah, I'll f--- up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone, Becky."
The line is seemingly an admission that Jay-Z did, in fact, cheat on Beyoncé, a rumor that began with the release of the diva's album, Lemonade, which contained the line, "He only want me when I'm not there / He better call Becky with the good hair." Ironically, Beyoncé provides backing vocals on "Family Feud."
The album also references Jay-Z and Beyoncé's newborn twins, with the rapper saying in the title track, "Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles. Took me too long for this song, I don't deserve you. My heart breaks for the day I have to explain my mistakes and the mask goes away.”
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