When Beyoncé spilled “Lemonade” on the world last year, no one could stop speculating as to whether or not the adultery-themed album was autobiographical — i.e., did Jay-Z really cheat on Beyoncé, and if so, how could he possibly be cool with having his infidelities revealed to the world?
Since Bey and Jay are both fairly private people, nobody was given the opportunity to pose these questions to the power couples in any type of interview. However, fans may have just gotten one of the the answers they were looking for, thanks to Jay-Z’s newly-released Tidal album, “4:44.”
On one of the album tracks, entitled “Family Feud,” Beyoncé actually joins Jay-Z by singing harmony. The whole thing sounds amazing, but the most jaw-dropping part of the song is in one particular set of lyrics:
Yeah, I’ll fuck up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone, Becky
So, yeah. In case you forgot, this is a direct reference to the lyrics from Beyoncé’s “Sorry,” which go:
He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair
Since the release of Beyoncé’s “Sorry,” the name “Becky” has become synonymous with an unsavory or basic woman who will steal your man. (Many even speculated that “Becky with the good hair” was actually Rachel Roy, the ex-wife of Jay-Z’s former business partner, Damon Dash.) By referencing this infamous buzzword from “Lemonade,” it seems pretty apparent that Jay-Z is owning up to all the cheating allegations.
Naturally, Twitter (specifically, the Beyhive) was not about to keep quiet about this revelation:
Welp. It’s looking like these not-so-subtle lyrics are the closest we’re going to get to any sort of confirmation (or apology) on Jay-Z’s part.
For any further comment, we’re just going to have to hold out for Beyoncé’s next album — and with the arrival of the twins, that could be a while.