Jay Z is finally speaking out about cheating accusations associated with suggestive lyrics in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” The rapper is featured in a remix of Fat Joe’s hit single “All the Way Up,” in which he refers to the allegations.
In his verse, Jay Z, 46, refers to daughter Blue Ivy Carter, legendary rapper Tupac and, of course, his marriage. He raps that the constant barrage of divorce rumors is a sign that his “marriage made it.” He also borrows a line from Gang Starr’s “DWYCK” in which Guru rhymes about the popularity of lemonade. Of course, the line in the “All the Way Up” remix is a nod to Beyoncé’s latest album.
“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 littlest,” Jay Z raps.
While this is the first time Jay Z has addressed the rumors about his marriage, it may not be the last. According to a report by Page Six May 22, the couple is believed to have been working on a joint album. One source told the publication the project is close to completion and will be released “very soon.” No details have been released about what the album will be about, but another source said it will be a 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 said. “It’s more their style to respond through music.”
Reports of a joint album came soon after a Us Weekly article claiming that Jay Z was recording an album of his own. A source told the media outlet he had begun recording music for it, although no details were readily available about how many songs there would be or when it would be released. Jay Z is rumored to hope the tell-all album would allow him to share “his side of things.”
The status of Jay Z and Beyoncé’s marriage is unknown. The pair appear to being getting along just fine, however. They were spotted smiling together at Marlins Park in Miami April 27 before Beyoncé’s first performance on her Formation World Tour. She later dedicated the number “Halo” to her “beautiful husband,” telling fans how much she loved him.
The “All the Way Up” remix is streaming exclusively on Tidal.