Jay-Z’s new album proves men will disappoint you
As you’ve probably already heard, Jay-Z just released a new album. And while there are lots of songs on it, the only ones people care about are the songs where he said he was sorry about cheating on Beyoncé.
While on the one hand, it’s nice to see a dude publicly apologize for being the worst, on the other hand, it kinda makes Jay-Z look like a bigger dick.
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See, it’s one thing for Beyoncé to release an album about how her husband cheated on her, but she worked her way through it and came out a stronger person. That’s empowering.
But it’s another thing for Jay-Z to release an album about how he’s sorry he cheated on her. That’s not empowering, it’s just another way for a man to profit off of being an asshole.
Plus, Beyoncé has eclipsed her husband in terms of celebrity. So by releasing an album about how he cheated on her, it’s kind of just one big marketing ploy to get people to listen to his music.
I’m sure he does feel really bad about it, but it feels wrong that he could potentially make thousands if not millions of dollars from cheating on Beyoncé, you know?
Now let’s take a look at some of the things he actually said on the album. Maybe it’ll make you mad too.
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“You egged Solange on knowin’ all along /all you had to say, you was wrong / you almost went Eric Benét / let the baddest girl in the world get away” — “Kill Jay-Z”
Eric Benét was married to Halle Berry until she divorced him for cheating on her. If you didn’t know who he was, that’s kinda part of the point — is Jay-Z admitting he realizes Beyoncé’s the bigger star in their relationship?
Also this is a small qualm, but it’s just very “A Doll’s House” when men call their wives girls.
“I apologize, often womanize / took for my child to be born to see through a woman’s eyes” — “4:44”
We need to stop congratulating men for finally treating women like humans just because they’ve had daughters. Can you imagine if women treated men like shit until one day they had a son and said, “Oh, I get it now, men are people!” We would never get away with that.
“I still mourn this death, I apologize for all the stillborns / ‘Cause I wasn’t present, your body wouldn’t accept it”— “4:44″
In this line, Jay-Z is basically blaming himself for the couple’s past fertility issues by saying it was because he was cheating.
Seems a little scientifically iffy, but okay.
“Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles / Took me too long for this song / I don’t deserve you.” — “4:44”
Well, he’s got a point here.
“You did what with who?’ / what good is a menage a trois when you have a soulmate? / ‘You risked that for Blue?’” — “4:44”
Why do men always feel the need to bring up the fact that they had a threesome?
“Yeah, I’ll fuck up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone, Becky / A man that don’t take care of his family can’t be rich / I’ll watch ‘Godfather,’ I missed that whole shit”— “Family Feud”
And then instead of just saying I fucked up, he actually brings up one of the names of the women he cheated on his wife with. Well, he brings up the nickname for the woman. But still, that’s rude. He’s the one who cheated, he doesn’t get to say “let me alone” to the woman he cheated with.
It’s rude to Beyoncé and it’s rude to all of us because honestly, who wants to hear about Becky anymore.
Let’s bury her, okay?
[H/T Business Insider]