Beyoncé Had Jay Z’s Full Support In Using Marriage Troubles For Album
Since the premiere of “Lemonade” over the weekend there have been a variety of reactions to Bey’s lyrics and visuals, ranging from concern for her marriage to Jay Z to the notion that Bey invented the “Hov as cheater” plotline as a brilliant marketing scheme to make the couple even richer; but new report from E!Online claims “Lemonade” is a direct reflection of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marital issues dating back two years ago:
“They had been having problems for years,” reveals a source close to the couple. “There was a constant commitment issue between them and in the end they were barely speaking. Beyoncé didn’t fully trust Jay and it was hard for her to get past that.”
And so began an intense period of reflection for the couple, continues the insider. “They went to a lot of counseling and have been working on their issues ever since. They had help to get them through it.”
For Beyoncé, though, that elevator moment was a tipping point: “The fact everything became so public, it was embarrassing, and the first time she had to really deal with some of the questions people were asking about her marriage. It changed things. It was a pivotal moment.”
Now, after a lot of hard work, things have definitely improved between them. “They are both fully committed. They are over the worst. It’s been a long and hard process but they are in a much better place now.” But, according to another insider, their marriage will never be the same. “They have love for each other and always will, but…they have their ups and downs.”
Makes sense. After all what marriage doesn’t have it’s issues… But the E! News report claims “Lemonade” came out of Beyoncé’s pain — a masterpiece that could have been a break up album but instead imparts a message of hope for them and other couples. Their insiders also say that Hubby Hov was full on board with the album in all of it’s directness:
Jay Z has been fully on board with how Beyoncé has chosen to deal with her hurt. “He is fully supportive. He understands the reasoning. This is part of the process of being transparent. And they have healed. He has been very humble about the experience. Beyoncé is the love of his life and he will do what it takes.” Another insider adds, “Jay was involved in the creation of Lemonade and knew every song Bey was going to release. He knew the lyrics; he knew the implications. He had to approve the songs before release. Jay is a very smart businessman…Bottom line is that they are both really smart and they both saw dollar signs.”
According to another source, “Beyoncé is amazed on how everything turned out. She worked day and night on this. She celebrated with family; Jay was by her side. When Beyoncé put this album together she was aware of the message she was sending out. She knew that people were going to dissect each word. Beyoncé wanted to connect with women’s emotions with this album.” As for the cheating implications, the source says, “Jay is all about self expression, so he gets it. Beyoncé shares music before it’s released with Jay so he can listen and share his thoughts. When it comes to music, they are very in it together and supportive of each other’s craft.”
For Beyoncé and Jay Z, now the project is over and she’s starting her tour, this is a time to start afresh. “They are going to be OK. This is round two,” says a friend. “They are determined to make it work and we all believe they can do it.”
We are glad to hear it… But what about the Rachel Roy angle? How close to home did that whole situation hit? Details on that when you continue…
So where does Rachel Roy fit into this picture? If you will recall, it was rumored that Jay Z’s friendship with her was part of the reason Solange went H.A.M. on Hov in the elevator back in 2014.
At the time it was widely reported Jay Z’s close friendship with designer Rachel Roy was the cause of the violence.
[When] Beyoncé introduced the world to Lemonade (cue “Becky with the good hair” lyric, Roy’s knee-jerk reaction, and lemon and bee emojis being used as grenades as they are thrown around social media platforms). Admits the insider: “It’s true, Rachel and Jay were friends and it wasn’t seen as appropriate by people who knew them.”
“Rachel Roy wanted to defend herself after watching Beyoncé’s Lemonade,” a source close to Roy reveals, noting that her Instagram post was an “immediate reaction” to the singer’s visual album. Meanwhile, another insider adds, “Bey will never mention any names, but the people who those songs are about know.”
Roy has since addressed Beyoncé’s “Sorry” directly, telling E! News in a statement, “I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest. My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that. There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors. Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats. As a mother—and I know many mothers would agree—I feel that bullying in any form is harmful and unacceptable. I would hope that the media sees the real issue here—the issue of cyber bullying—and how it should not be tolerated by anyone.”
It’s definitely foul that people are targeting Roy and her daughters BUT we still don’t understand how she thought she could be fun and lighthearted on IG about such a serious issue — ESPECIALLY since Beyoncé and Jay Z have made it clear that things have been worked out with Solange but there has NEVER been a public clarification of where things stand with Roy.
What do you think? Is it something that Beyoncé needs to address? Should she ask her fans to back off Roy?