Jay-Z Finally Admits To Cheating On Beyonce
Jay-Z has finally issued a musical response to accusations that he cheated on Beyonce that famously aired on her 2016 album Lemonade, and it sounds like a straight-up confession.
In the fifth track, titled “4:44,” on the rapper’s fourteenth studio album and thirteenth solo album, the new father to twins talks about the couple’s nearly 15-year relationship.
The introspective lyrics reveal new details about their romance, including admitting to the infidelity his wife first laid bare on Lemonade, and a mention of their newborn twins.
“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,” JAY-Z, 47, says.
The rapper, who was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, also mentioned the loss of children in plural.
“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,” he says.
In 2012, 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.