Jay Z responds to Beyoncé’s Lemonade, again …
As previously reported, on April 23, Queen Bey partnered with HBO to release her sixth studio album, Lemonade, a full visual 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,” the hour-long program, detailed a journey of betrayal and reconciliation, culminating with an image of the A-list couple basking in each other’s presence.
Although the “Big Pimpin’” rapper didn’t immediately respond to the accusations — including when the Beyhive attacked designer Rachel Roy over claims she was “Becky with the good hair.” In the weeks following, a source told Us Weekly that the rap icon, 46, was gearing up to record songs that would 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,” the source close to the pair said.
Now, for the first time, Jay Z has publicly commented on Yoncé’s album. “You know you made it when the fact / Your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is / Survival of the littlest,” Jay Z said at the beginning of his recently released track, “All the Way Up,” featuring Fat Joe, Infared, Rema Ma and French Montana. The latter lyric pays homage to Guru’s line on Gang Starr’s 1992 hip-hop classic “DWYCK”: “Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is / I get more props and stunts than Bruce Willis.” Hov even gives Prince a shout-out, rapping, “Prince left his masters where they safe and sound / We never gonna let the elevator take him down.”
Meanwhile, fans are speculating that “All The Way Up” is just the beginning of the music mogul’s response. What are your thoughts regarding Jay’s verse? Sound off in the comment section below.