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Rumor roundup: Beyonce and JAY-Z tell all on Everything Is Love


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Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s new joint album Everything Is Love is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services, so now all of us — not just Tidal subscribers — can spend hours poring over the lyrics. As HuffPost points out, the couple is using their new music to address some rumors:

1. There’s been talk that Jay fathered an out-of-wedlock son.  In the song “Heard About Us,” Jay denies it, saying, “Billie Jean in his prime, for the thousandth time/the kid ain’t mine/Online they call me Dad, kiddingly/You’re not supposed to take this Dad thing literally.”

2. The topic of Jay’s infidelities was explored on Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Jay’s 4:44.  On the new song “LoveHappy,” the couple talks about patching up their relationship. “You did some things to me/Boy you do some things to me/But love is deeper than your pain and I believe you can change,” sings Bey. 

In the same song, Bey and Jay also address their vow renewal ceremony, footage of which can be seen during their current On the Run II tour:

Beyoncé: “You f***** up the first stone, we had to get remarried.”
Jay-Z: “Yo, chill…”
Beyoncé: “We keeping it real with these people, right?/Lucky I ain’t kill you when I met that bi…”
Jay-Z: “Nah, aight, aight…y’all know how I met her/We broke up and got back together/To get her back, I had to sweat her/Y’all could make up with a bag/I had to change the weather.”

3. Last month, there were rumors that Tidal had faked its streaming numbers so that Beyoncé and other artists would get more royalties.  But in the song “Nice,” she says, “Patiently waiting for my demise/’Cause my success can’t be quantified/If I gave two f**** about streaming numbers/Would have put/Lemonade up on Spotify.”

4. Also in “Nice,” Jay addresses the subpoena he got from the Securities and Exchange Commission in March to testify in a fraud case:

“Yeah, f*** your subpoenas and your misdemeanors/Was too busy touring out all your arenas/My passport is tatted, it look like it’s active/I play on these planes, y’all catch me in traffic/Y’all drag me in court for that s***, y’all backwards.”

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