Beyoncé Vs. Jay-z: The Lemonade Details
Beyoncé has finally opened the curtains to expose husband rap mogul Jay-z for the cheating – lying man she claims he is. Queen B decided to open the flood gates and let Jay-z drown in her latest surprise visual album titled “Lemonade.”
A move some find a very smart business plan, and I’d think so too if you asked me. You just paid to listen to her problems. The media houses and outlets all lost out on those millions of dollars of being the first ones to break the story on the rumor that has loomed for so long.
“Lemonade” is an album themed with betrayal, infidelity, daddy issues, the things women go through in their relationships and as always, women empowerment. It is the most personal Beyoncé has been about her life. She is known and applauded for keeping her life very secret no matter how bright her spotlight is. Well, every one has a breaking point and Bey has snapped.
The Beyoncé Back Story leading to Lemonade:
Many of us remember the scandal of the leaked footage from two years ago at the Met Gala after party where we saw Solange Knowles (Beyoncé’s baby sister) attacking Jay-z in an elevator as Beyoncé stood by and watched.
Now fast forward to this album, it has actually come out that Solange could have been mad about Jay-z cheating on her sister.
Apparently, word on the street is that Beyoncé has finally had enough and even without Jay-z’s approval she went ahead and released this album. Funny thing though, the album was first exclusive on Jay-z owned Tidal – I guess there is no family in business after all.
Well, she has decided she will not hold it in anymore. With an impending divorce rumor, Beyoncé is believed to have decided to share her struggles the best way she knows how to, through music.
Our major focus here and only interest is that she’s letting us into her estranged marriage and doing a tell it all kind of thing. What the whole world is talking about is a particular line;
“He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Most of us believe this line is about Jay-z’s alleged creeping with Rachel Roy a 42 year old Fashion designer.
The story is bigger than the curiosity that drove the world to find out who “Becky” is. And as the Beyhive (Beyoncé fans) was trying to figure out who Becky was, Rachel Roy narrowed the search for them with her instagram post that also opened the flood gates of comments and insults from the hive.
“He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” – keep that in mind as we decipher Rachel’s instagram post. Notice her caption, “Good hair don’t care…”!? Notice “Becky with the good hair” in Beyoncé’s line!? This is what led the hive to sting. She literally rubbed it in their faces and she definitely regretted this because moments later she made her instagram private and deleted the post.
Now, it doesn’t stop there. Apparently Rachel Roy is an ex-wife to Damon Dash, a former business partner of Jay-z at Roca-A-Fella Records and Rocawear. Rachel and Damon were married from 2005 – 2009 and during that time she must have somewhat met Jay-z thus the attraction.
Damon Dash and Jay-z did business together back in the 90s and although the two are no longer friends, we ought to commend them for the great partnership that brought us an iconic brand (Rocawear) and music from a label (Roca-A-Fella Records) that still remains one of the best to ever exist in the industry.
“Lemonade” is a very deep and personal album and for that alone we are listening in masses. That aside, this is the worst album from Beyoncé if we are to judge it by what a good album from Beyoncé should sound like. When you let the sympathy and human nature take a back seat for a while, you will realize that this is not an album you will be bumping all the time. It is pretty substandard.
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Ian Paul Byamugisha a.k.a paulothewriter is a Writer / Author, blogger, Music Critic, Tech Geek and a petrol-head.
A couple of free short stories later, he is currently working on his debut novel titled KIMANI. Besides writing, he works as a Support & Implementation engineer for a tech firm.