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26th May 2016

Jay Z finally responds to Beyoncé’s controversial ‘Lemonade’ album

It doesn't exactly clear up all the rumours

Rebecca Keane

Jay Z hasn’t been in any rush to comment on or address his wife’s latest fiery musical offering Lemonade.

The album featured a number of tracks portraying Beyoncé as an angry woman, hell-bent on destroying her cheating partner’s life.

Beyoncé’s cutting lyrics and palpable fury in the album’s tracks shocked many spectators who have admired her squeaky clean image and seemingly flawless eight-year marriage to Jay Z throughout her career.


Lemonade left listeners convinced that he had done the dirty on the singer, but considering Bey and Jay are notoriously private about the relationship, neither of the two confirmed whether the cheating rumours were true.

It’s only now that the rapper has made some references and recognised the existence of the hit album.

Jay Z made an appearance on a remix of Fat Joe’s ‘All The Way Up’ (only available on Tidal, natch), free-styling lyrics that only he could have written.

“You know you made it when the fact / your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is.”

It’s not the detailed explanation people have been anticipating. If anything, his verse just leaves people even more bemused/confused.

One theory is that Jay thinks lemonade is a symbol for their marriage – and that their marriage is still “popular”/going strong?

Or maybe it means nothing. Who bloody knows anymore?!