Jay Z Finally Broke His Silence About ‘Lemonade’ Via Rap Verse
After months of silence, Jay Z has finally given his first public statement about Lemonade — during a guest verse on a Fat Joe song, because that’s not random at all.
Fat Joe is not retired, boasts 763,000 fans on Instagram, and just recruited Jay Z for a remix of his new song with Remy Ma and French Montana, “All The Way Up.”
Because even though Jay Z isn’t a big name anymore, Fat Joe told Billboard he wanted to keep the song New York.
“I turned down some really really really big names for the remix. Like, the biggest guys on Earth but was just like, ‘Yo, I wanna keep it New York.’ So hopefully I win on my roll of the dice but I’m excited for the city.”
That’s right, Fat Joe just shaded Jay Z for not being as famous as he used to be.
What is the world coming to?
Anyway, the song premiered last night at a Yankees game of all places, so a room full of angry, drunken dudes who probably don’t even know what the Beyhive is were the first to hear Jay Z say this:
“You know you made it when the fact / Your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is”
Lol, don’t you love how Jay is still trying to prove to us that he’s made it?
He also finds time to brag about how Spotify, YouTube and other online streaming sites don’t have access to Prince’s music, but Tidal does:
“Prince left his masters where they safe and sound / We never gonna let the elevator take him down.”
The elevator reference comes from Prince’s famous line in “Let’s Go Crazy,” “If the elevator tries to take you down go crazy,” and it could also refer to Prince’s body being found in an elevator the day he died :'(. And the drama queen in us wants to believe it could also be a thinly veiled reference to Solange’s elevator abuse of Jay? So many levels, man.
Anyway, now that Jay’s broken the seal on rapping about Lemonade in public, we’re guessing it’s only a matter of months before his rumored new album telling his side of the story surfaces, and we’re forced to spend hours discussing Becky with the good hair to our friends over cocktails, wondering what we possibly did in our lives to deserve such a horrible punishment.
Listen to the full track on Tidal, or don’t even worry about it because chances are it’s gonna be on Spotify in another week.