JAY-Z is sorr-y.
The rapper seems to apologize to Beyoncé for his infidelity on his new album “4:44” — a little over a year after his famed wife sparked speculation about his unfaithfulness on her record, “Lemonade.”
“I apologize often womanize /Took for 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,” he raps in the album’s titular song, referring to his newborn twins for the first time.
In that same track, JAY-Z covers the potential impact that cheating could have on his family — and even name-drops his 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
“And if my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do /If they ain’t look at me the same, I would probably 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 raps.
Fans were quick to speculate that the highly effusive lyrics were JAY-Z’s response to “Lemonade,” which Beyoncé released in April 2016.
Her song “Sorry” was at the forefront of the cheating rumors, thanks in large to her now-infamous line: “He better call Becky with the good hair.”
In another new song, JAY-Z subtly referenced the Becky drama.
“Yeah, I’ll f–k up a good thing if you let me /Let me alone, Becky. A man that don’t take care his family can’t be rich,” he raps in “Family Feud.”
Infidelity isn’t the only heavy topic that the 47-year-old star addresses on “4:44.”
He appears to also speak out about his fallout with longtime collaborator Kanye West in the song “Kill Jay Z.”
“You walking around like you invincible /You dropped out of school, you lost your principles/I know people backstabbed you, I felt bad too,” he begins.
“But this ‘f–k everybody’ attitude ain’t natural/But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe/But you got hurt because you think KumbaYe /You gave him 20 million without thinkin’ /He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f–k was he thinkin’? /’F–k wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’ /But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
And in “Smile,” JAY-Z seems to reveal his mother Gloria Carter is a lesbian.
“Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian /Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian.”
Gloria also appears on that song with a spoken word outro:
“Living in the shadow. Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live? In the shadows people see you as happy and free, because that’s what you want them to see. Living two lives, happy, but not free.”
The new album, which dropped Friday morning, is only available on JAY-Z’s streaming service, Tidal.
Source: Ny Daily News