Jay Z may have not have publicly commented on Beyoncé’s new album “Lemonade,” but that doesn’t mean he isn’t supportive of it. An insider close to the rapper revealed that Jay Z knew ahead of time what songs would appear on “Lemonade” and was prepared for what accusations would arise due to the cryptic lyrics about a woman going through marriage problems.
“He is fully supportive. He understands the reasoning,” the insider explained to E! Online. “This is part of the process of being transparent. And they have healed. He has been very humble about the experience. Beyoncé is the love of his life, and he will do what it takes.”
The insider said Jay Z was actually “involved in the creation” of the album, and Beyoncé got his stamp of approval on every song before including it on “Lemonade’s” tracklist. “He knew the lyrics; he knew the implications. He had to approve the songs before release,” the source said. “Jay is a very smart businessman … Bottom line is that they are both really smart, and they both saw dollar signs.”
According to a second source, the “99 Problems” rapper was right by Beyoncé’s side when she celebrated the album’s release Saturday with her family. “When Beyoncé put this album together, she was aware of the message she was sending out,” the source told the outlet. “She knew that people were going to dissect each word. Beyoncé wanted to connect with women’s emotions with this album.”
If the rumors are true that Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage hit a bump in the road, it appears that the couple has moved on from it. As previously reported, the “Sorry” singer and her husband were spotted Wednesday in Miami. The pair was photographed riding on the back of a golf cart at Marlins Park, where Beyoncé will kick off the first show of her Formation World Tour.
While fans continue to believe that “Lemonade” is about Jay Z’s infidelity, celebrity stylist June Ambrose, who’s worked with the couple, isn’t so sure. In a series of tweets, she explained that art doesn’t always imitate life.
“Art imitates life. The observation that a creative work was inspired by true events; based on a true story,” she tweeted, adding, “Art does imitate life, however, sometimes the art we see does not actually apply to the artist bringing it to life.” Ambrose also dismissed speculation that fashion designer Rachel Roy was “Becky with the good hair” or the woman many believe to be Jay Z’s mistress. Roy, herself, denied the claims in a statement Tuesday that there was “no validity to the idea that song references me personally.”