Kiss-and-tell books make money, so why not kiss-and-say-sorry tracks? Jay-Z’s new album has a song, “4:44,” that admits he cheated on wife Beyoncé.
“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,” the 47-year-old rapper says.
“So I apologize / I’ve seen the innocence / Leave your eyes / I still mourn this death / I apologize for all the stillborns / ‘Cus I wasn’t pressing / Your body wouldn’t accept it.”
In 2012, People notes, “JAY-Z first mentioned a miscarriage in a song released two days after daughter Blue Ivy Carter’s birth titled, ‘Glory.’ Then one year later, Beyoncé shared details about a miscarriage — before Blue’s birth — in her 2013 HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream.”
“4:44” goes on to air more laundry:
“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 probably 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?’ ”
People adds: “The album title 4:44 could be a nod to the couple’s fascination with the number 4. The rapper’s birthday is Dec. 4, while his superstar wife’s is on Sept. 4. Their wedding anniversary is April 4, and they sport matching IV tattoos.”
Anywhoo, I hope you menfolk understand that Jay-Z admitting his faults is about personal growth and not about Bey being a ✌🏾real one✌🏾
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 30, 2017
That track list 😂
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 30, 2017
You can't be mad at Jay-Z for cheating on Beyoncé, and support SZA's lyrics on "The Weekend"… y'all so weird lol
— Houston HearthThrob (@atspace) June 30, 2017
Yeah I might not have Jay-Z money to cheat on you, but you ain't got Beyoncé money to leave me either Ma. We miserable together 🤷🏾♂️
— Ant (@Trill__Parcells) June 30, 2017
Jay-Z really gave us so many gems on this album, it's kinda sad the only thing people remember about it is that he cheated on Bey.
— آندريه (@Akhdre_) June 30, 2017
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