Beyoncé seems to have hinted at the scandal of her husband Jay Z’s deception and her fight in the elevator with her sister Solange on her new record.
The superstar released his long-awaited seventh studio album, ‘Renaissance’, during the early hours of Friday, after it leaked two days earlier.
But it has been his followers and the specialized critics who have pointed out that the star could refer to his 21-year relationship with rapper Jay Z, admitting that “no one is perfect” and that “they do not need the acceptance of the world”.
Beyoncé also sings on one of the tracks: “Boy, I know you can’t help but be yourself around me. And I know that no one is perfect, so I will let you be.”
The ‘Single Ladies’ singer first spoke publicly of her husband’s infidelity on her 2016 album, ‘Lemonade’, calling the other woman “the one with pretty hair”.
A year later, Jay Z also referenced the scandal, claiming that he had “gone into survival mode” and “had closed himself emotionally,” leading him to be unfaithful.
But Beyoncé seems to use her new album to show the confidence she has in the father of her children and the assurance that he will not perform behind her back.
In another song, the singer says: “I’m number one, I’m the only one. Don’t even waste time trying to compete with me. No one else in this world can think like me. I’m twisted, contradictory, and I keep him addicted to me.”
Referencing the 2014 incident in which her sister Solange, 36, was filmed attacking Jay Z in an elevator at that year’s Met Gala, Beyoncé sings in the song ‘Cozy’: “She’s a god, she’s a heroine, she’s survived everything she’s been through, self-confident and lethal. I suggest you don’t mess with my sister because she’s comfortable. Comfortable in her skin, comfortable with what she is.”
Beyoncé and her husband issued a joint statement at the time of the fight with Solange, saying it was a “very private family matter.”
However, the singer used a remix of her single ‘Flawless’ to ensure: “We could go around and have good karma, but no. We grow, we go up like elevators. Of course, sometimes they go down, when there are a billion dollars in an elevator.”