25 April 2016
Beyoncé has just debuted what has been described as a mysterious 6th album on tidal.The album featuring 12 songs, arrived with a short film. According to Tidal, it is a “conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing,”
It features music, dance and video clips from her childhood. The album uses spoken word, fashion, lyrics about relationships, infidelity, empowerment and love. Titled lemonade, the album is a personal story about her life and relationship with JayZ but also an ode to black women. Beyonce also made a statement through the appearances of women holding photos of black men who have been killed. Among the women were the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, who held images of their sons.
She tells the story of a woman not to be trifled with. In Don’t hurt yourself, she says:
Who the f*ck do you think I am?
You ain’t married at an average bitch boy.
You can watch my fat ass twist boy.
As I bounce the next dick boy.
And keep your money, I got my own.
Get a bigger smile on my face, being alone.
Her fans feel that the award winning singer is hinting marital problems with JayZ. Other lyrics that point to this are: “My daddy warned me about men like you,” “‘Cause every promise, don’t work out that way,” “Nothing seems to hurt like the smile on your face,” and the especially brutal couplet “Looking at my watch, he shoulda been home, Today I regret the night I put that ring on.”
The internet responded accordingly. The Beyhive has alluded to the fact JayZ is cheating on Beyoncé with Rachael Roy. Rachel is believed to be the reason Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange Knowles attacked Jay-Z in the infamous elevator scuffle in 2014. Solange reportedly confronted Rachel prior to the elevator incident, demanding that the fashion designer stay away from her sister’s husband. The backlash against the fashion designer went on for hours. She addressed the backlash with the following tweet:
I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.
— Rachel Roy (@Rachel_Roy) April 24, 2016
Lemonade features collaborations with Jack White, Diplo, James Blake, Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd.