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Jay Z’s response to ‘Lemonade’ is genius

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Love it or hate it, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is still trending.

On April 23, Queen Bey shocked fans with the HBO visual and album release, in which she addressed long-­standing rumors about her husband, Jay Z’s, infidelity with lyrics like “This is your final warning / You know I give you life / If you try this s‑‑t again / You gon’ lose your wife.” During the hour-long program, the Houston native detailed a journey of betrayal and reconciliation, culminating with an image of she and her rapper husband basking in each other’s presence.

While the “Big Pimpin'” rapper didn’t immediately respond to the accusations, including that time the Beyhive attacked designer Rachel Roy over claims she was “Becky with the good hair,” those close to the pop star praised Bey for her transparency. “I’m so proud of her,” Kelly Rowland told ET. “She’s just so transparent and it’s beautiful music. I’m very proud of her.”

Meanwhile, Bey’s father, Mathew Knowles, urged fans not to jump the gun regarding the true message behind the controversial project. “People want to make it about her,” Knowles, told E! News. “Every one of us have been disappointed before and have had to go through the grieving process of anger and, you know, disappointment and then acceptance and forgiveness. And I think that’s why this again is touching so many people, because it’s universal. Everybody can relate to it.”

But, could Jay Z’s next move prove there really is some truth behind tracks like “Sorry?” According to Us Weekly, the rap icon, 46, is recording songs that will provide his account of the events surrounding the couple’s rocky eight-year marriage. “Jay is working on an album telling his side of things,” a source close to the pair says.

In 2014, TMZ leaked footage of Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z in an NYC elevator at a Met Gala after-party. At the time, reports claimed Knowles flipped out because the rapper had been flirting with one of his alleged mistresses, Roy.

While Jay Z is definitely treading on thin ice with his new project, we’d have to admit his response is pretty genius. Well played, Jay, well played. What are your thoughts on Jay Z dropping new music in reply to Bey’s Lemonade? Sound off in the comment section below.



11 Comments

  1. Rainmaker on May 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

    It all depends on where he’s trying to take his marriage and how he’s planning to hit with his musical response. If he’s just trying to flip the script back at her, its gonna be stupid. If he can add more (with the right flavor) to some parts of what she already said. while taking away the “sting” at him, and can walk that line of excuse and reasoning just right, it might be the OG move of the year!

  2. hidaya on May 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    People wake up! Their relationship is fine… They’re so genius that they decided to spark more interest by cooking up a call and response dual (hers then his) cd about lust, love and betrayal. $$$$

    They are laughing ALL the way to their banks and investment firms!$$$

    Keep drinking the Koolaid…. Or Lemonade! $$$$. They getting paid!$$$$

    • guest on May 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      exactly!

    • Likewaterforchoc on May 6, 2016 at 9:42 am

      They are some good message regarding black female empowerment, but this is largely an album for single women to buy, listen to and get pissed while she is with her husband living happily (and richly) ever after.

  3. Jay Smells on May 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    How is “working on an album” a “GENIUS” response? Did you mean completely predictable and expected?

  4. Vaughnj TheChameleon on May 5, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    CHA CHINNNGGGGG!!!!!! On BOTH Ends.. Case closed.

  5. Devon L Smith on May 6, 2016 at 7:20 am

    The song writing industry needs new Ideals if Beyoncé can sell t-shirts saying “BOYCOTT BEYONCE ” ,for people who don’t like her stand [especially the cops in Florida or wherever they are protesting]..well she wins again, ever since Muhammad Ali came along as the best ever self promoter, she is not far behind in that page especially selling records in the bootleg era. If Jay Z has a story then play along with the opera.

  6. NorthsideLou on May 6, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Holy bury the lead Batman!

  7. bigdawgman on May 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Bey and Jay are some PR geniuses. Notice how they seem to keep isht swirling around them without them actually addressing anything directly? Freaking brilliant!!
    I notice that Bey and Rhianna never speak about their supposed rivalry either. No doubt they probably laugh about it in private and just let things build up publicly. That way their fans keep on buying albums and keep the buzz going about their projects without either of them having to do a darn thing.
    I’m beginning to think that Bey is a helluva lot smarter than y’all give her credit for. Ole girl is sitting back laughing, playing country dumb while rolling in the dough. Y’all think Jay is the one pulling the strings, but Bey is actually running things and using Jay as a figurehead. Look at their tour, who was really the headliner?
    I’m not even a Beyonce fan. But I have to tip my hat to that young lady. Salute!

    • sabelmouse on May 9, 2016 at 6:24 am

      where has she ever played dumb? and why should she address idiotic rumours?