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Jay-Z Finally Addresses Cheating Rumors And Apologizes To Beyoncé In New Album '4:44'

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.

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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.

In the album’s title track 4:44, the rapper also takes the time to deliver an open apology to his wife of almost 10 years about his alleged womanizing.

The lyrics include:

I apologize, often womanize, 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?

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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 apologize for all the stillborns

…which corresponds to Beyoncé’s 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.

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.

Jay-Z’s album 4:44 is currently available to Sprint customers and Tidal subscribers.


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