If your name is Becky, 2016 was probably filled with a lot of references asking you if you were "Becky with the good hair," and you had Beyonce to thank for that. Actually, her husband Jay Z, as Beyonce addressed his alleged infidelity on Lemonade with, “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Up until this point it was all speculation, but now we're up to this point and it seems that we have some truth bombs to dissect.
Jay Z just released his new album (exclusively on Tidal) and all anyone cares about is the title track, 4:44, because it appears to directly address the alleged infidelity.
Even though this is none of our business.
People are pointing out the lyrics of Jay Z rapping that he “often womanize,” and that it “took for my child to be born, see through a woman’s eyes” referring to his daughter, Blue Ivy.
Here are all the lyrics breaking it down, thanks to Rap Genius:
“Look, I apologize, often womanize
Took for my child to be born
See through a woman’s eyes
Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles
Took me too long for this song
I don’t deserve you, I harass you out in Paris
Please come back to Rome, you make it home
We talked for hours when you were on tour
Please pick up the phone, pick up the phone
Said: “Don’t embarrass me,” instead of “Be mine”
"That was my proposal for us to go steady"
“That was your 21st birthday, you mature faster than me
I wasn’t ready, so I apologize
I’ve seen the innocence leave your eyes
I still mourn this death, I apologize for all the stillborns
‘Cause I wasn’t present, your body wouldn’t accept it
I apologize to all the woman whom I
Toyed with your emotions because I was emotionless
I apologize ’cause at your best you are love
And because I fall short of what I say I’m all about
Your eyes leave with the soul that your body once housed
And you stare blankly into space
Thinkin’ of all the time you wasted in on all this basic shit
So I apologize”
"I apologize, our love was one for the ages and I contained us"
“And all this ratchet shit and we more expansive now
Meant to cry and die alone in these mansions
Or sleep with our back turned
We’re supposed to vacay ’til our backs burn
We’re supposed to laugh ’til our hearts stops
And then we end a space with a dark stop
And let love light the way
Like the men before me, I cut off my nose to spite my face
I never wanted another woman to know
Something about me that you didn’t know
I promised, I cried, I couldn’t hold
I suck at love, I think I need a do-over
I will be emotionally available if I invited you over
I stew over what if you over my shit?”
"And if my children knew, I don't even know what I would do"
“If they ain’t look at me the same
I would prob’ly die with all the shame
“You did what with who?”
What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate?
“You risked that for Blue?”
If I wasn’t a superhero in your face
My heart breaks for the day I had to explain my mistakes
And the mask goes away and Santa Claus is fake
And you go online and see
For Blue’s tooth, the tooth fairy didn’t pay.”
It turns out that daughter Blue Ivy was also involved with the album…