Beyoncé got to approve all of Jay-Z’s 4:44 lyrics
Remember when everybody thought Lemonade was ultimate Jay-Z shade until they realized he agreed to appear in the accompanying film?
Well, naturally, when Jay-Z’s latest album came out, many people saw it as a sort of response to Lemonade (a little late, huh J?). But anyone on their shit knows that Queen B knew every single line before it was released. She may have taken him back after he cheated, but she’s not going to be made to sound like a fool on one of his raps – unless, of course, it’s good for her brand and their bank accounts.
And the producer behind 4:44, No I.D., confirmed that. When speaking to The New York Times, he said that Beyonce had to approve every track first.
I mean, it makes sense, since Beyonce is the more successful musician these days.
“I always call Bey our de facto A&R,” said No. I.D. to The New York Times. “Every song has to get past her ears, in my eyes. She came by a lot and played a good part in helping us get over hurdles on certain records. Of course, she’s genius-level with that.”
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Jay-Z still looks like a shitty husband on the album, which some may think Beyonce wouldn’t want to publicize – especially with the birth of their recent twins. But, she already skewered his ass on Lemonade, I guess the final piece of the puzzle is him skewering himself – set to music.
Plus, Jay-Z isn’t really all that relevant to the kids these days, and him making an album that’s largely about his relationship is Beyonce is clearly the smartest business move on his part, ya dig? B was def aware of this when helping him and No I.D. perfect the album.
This is just further proof that no matter how bad things look – Beyonce is always in control. There’s a reason why she’s regarded as Queen B, you know.