JAY-Z’s long-awaited thirteenth album 4:44 dropped on Friday, and already the internet is going wild dissecting the ten tracks.
Jay Z appears to have finally responded to what was widely perceived as his infidelity in his marriage to Beyoncé on his new album 4:44. On the album’s title track “4:44,” he even explicitly says “I apologize.”
The rapper himself shared an explanation for each of the songs, but fans were quick to parse even further meaning from his rhymes: seizing on an apparent response to new mother of twins’ Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album Lemonade, which tells a story of infidelity and redemption. Fans wondered how Hov would address the rumors that the crazy in love were less than picture-perfect.
According to the internet, 4:44 comes through and then some, with JAY-Z addressing his wife’s narrative directly. And fans are, predictably, overwhelmed. Some people have called out direct parallels between lines in Beyoncé’s Lemonade and JAY-Z’s 4:44, while others are just freaking out about the apparent public response. For now, casual observers will have to trust the Twitterverse’s take: only Sprint and Tidal subscribers have access to the album at this time.
The music mogul’s industry friends and colleagues — like DJ Khaled and Kevin Hart — also gave him some support on social media.
- Here’s How Effective the Original Vaccines Are Against Omicron
- The Promise—And Possible Perils—of Editing What We Say Online
- How Trump Survived Decades of Legal Trouble: Deny, Deflect, Delay, and Don't Put Anything in Writing
- Flint Is Still Shaken by its Water Crisis—and Residents Are Experiencing Long-Term Mental-Health Issues
- A Beer Shortage Is Brewing. A Volcano Is Partly to Blame
- How Fasting Can—and Can't—Improve Gut Health
- Cities Keep Enforcing Curfews for Teens, Despite Evidence They Don't Stop Crime
- Joe Manchin’s Red Tape Reform Could Supercharge Renewable Energy in the U.S.
- Column: We Should Talk More About What a Brilliant Actor Marilyn Monroe Was