Jay-Z Adresses Rumors on New Album
Jay-Z is known to remain relatively mum on the headlines about his personal life…even to the point of his wife making an entire album about him cheating and her journey to forgiveness and opting not to say a single word.
But uncle Hov let all his feelings fly on his highly anticipated 13th album release, 4:44. After it dropped at midnight on July 30, fans instantly began dissecting his lyrics and finding perhaps one of his most personal projects ever.
Jay jumps out of the gate on the album’s first track, “Kill Jay-Z” attacking some of the issues that have been floating out there in the media for years now. He’s talking to his ego, and even dips by the subject of his “insane” Little Brother ‘Ye lashing out at him last year…
You dropped outta school, you lost your principles
I know people backstab you, I feel bad too
But this ‘f*ck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural
But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?
“F*ck wrong with everybody?” is what you sayin’
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane
He even addrressed that lil elevator situation between him and Solange, saying that his actions not only egged her on, but almost cost him Bey…
You egged Solange on
Knowin’ all along, all you had to say you was wrong
You almost went Eric Benét
Let the baddest girl in the world get away
I don’t even know what else to say
Nigga, never go Eric Benét
I don’t even know what you woulda done
In the future, other niggas playin’ football with your son
In the album’s title track, 4:44, he even responds to Lemonade and goes on record apologizing to Beyonce for risking it all to spend time with Becky instead of focusing on his soul mate.
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 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?”
Well, get personal with it then, Jay. What do you think of Jay’s soul-bearing bars?