Did you miss the April premiere of Beyoncé’s visual album, “Lemonade” on HBO? Well, you’re in luck.
According to a press release from HBO, the critically acclaimed project will return to the network in a week. “Lemonade” will air an encore showing on Saturday, June 18, starting at 10 p.m. EDT and running for one hour. However, HBO will not be adding “Lemonade” to its HBO Go library for streaming. At present, users can only watch it by signing up for Tidal or purchasing the album and corresponding videos via iTunes.
The lyrics on “Lemonade” left many fans questioning the status of Jay Z and Beyoncé’s relationship. Several songs reference cheating, though none have been more buzzed about than “Sorry.” In the song, Beyoncé, 34, mentions a woman identified only as “Becky with the good hair.” While fans speculated about who Becky might be, Jay Z was busy formulating a response. On May 24, he was featured on a remix of Fat Joe’s “All the Way Up.” On the song he rapped about constant relationship rumors being a sign his “marriage made it.”
“You know you made it when the fact/Your marriage made it is worth millions/Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is/Survival of the littest,” he rapped.
While the lyric marks the first time Jay Z, 46, has spoken out about the rumors, it might not be the last. On May 22, Page Six reported that the couple was working on a joint album. One source said the project was nearing completion and would be released “very soon.” No details were released about the album, but another source claimed it would be a direct response to “Lemonade.”
“Jay and Beyoncé were never going to do an interview to address all the questions that came up after ‘Lemonade,’” the source continued. “It’s more their style to respond through music.”
Reports of a joint album came shortly after Us Weekly published an article suggesting that Jay Z was in the studio creating an album of his own. One source told the media outlet that he had begun the process of recording songs on the album, though no details were readily available about the number of songs included or when fans could expect the album to be released. Jay Z was rumored to be telling “his side of things” on the album.
Tune in to HBO Saturday, June 18, at 10 p.m. EDT to catch “Lemonade.”