Jay Z has finally addressed Lemonade musically. The New York rapper referenced his wife Beyoncé’s hit album, which alluded to his alleged infidelity.
Fat Joe tapped Hov for a full verse on the remix of “All the Way Up,” along with Remy Ma.
On the Tidal exclusive, Jay Z immediately jumps to talking about the record. “You know you made it when the fact/Your marriage made it is worth millions/Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is,” he opens up his verse.
Jay also mentions the late artist Prince, whose catalogue is on Tidal. He claims Prince’s music is protected there: “Prince left his masters where they safe and sound/We never gonna let the elevator take him down.”
Besides paraphrasing Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” the verse’s final line can also be read as a reference to the fight between Jay Z and sister-in-law Solange Knowles in an elevator in 2014.
Hear the “All the Way Up” remix, via Tidal.