Is Jay Z cheating on Beyonce? That was what everyone seemed to be asking over the weekend following Beyonce’s Lemonade album release on Saturday. Fans aka Beyhives drank up the ‘lemonade’ served up by Bey, trending both #Beyonce and #Lemonade on twitter for hours. Here’s what happened.
Right before the album dropped exclusively on tidal, fans were treated to an hour long special of her short film on HBO which turned out to be the visual album for her sixth album Lemonade. It was incredible. The music project had everyone online buzzing in anticipation even before it aired. Beyonce did not disappoint and millions took to social media lauding what a great piece of work it was.
A favorite moment for many was a clip from the song Hold Up, when a scorned woman (Beyonce), carrying a bat went on a rampage around the streets destroying cars and other property in her wake.
The visual and lyrics touched on several topics including love, marriage, gender and race. Can we talk about the lyrics pointing out the trials and tribulations many face in relationships? Bey sang like she totally gets what one goes through with cheating partners and these had many raising speculations and feeding into the rumors that Jay Z has been cheating on Beyonce. (What? How? Who cheats on Beyonce?)
The ever loyal Beyhives went as far as trolling designer Rachel Roy, the ex-wife of Jay Z’s former business partner Damon Dash.‘Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self-truths, always, live in the light #nodramaqueens,” Roy captioned an Instagram picture after Lemonade aired. Fans went crazy soon after, many speculating that she could be the mysterious “Becky” Beyonce references in the song Sorry, which is about a cheating lover. In her song Beyonce sings, “I see them boppers in the corner ,They sneaking out the back door, He only want me when I’m not there, He better call Becky with the good hair.”
The mean comments got so bad, Roy made her account private. Caught in the crossfire was Tv host and famous chef Rachel Ray who faced the wrath of fans on social media after she was mistaken for Rachel Roy.
The film also touched on the movement #BlackLivesMatter, the mothers of teenagers Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin appearing on screen, holding photos of their deceased children. Brown and Martin were victims of police violence and brutality. Other celebrities who made an appearance on the special include Serena Williams and Disney star Zendaya.
The album has 12 songs and features collaborations with The Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake and Jack White. It is expected to perform well. Before we can finally catch it on YouTube, you can check it out here.