Jay Z is serving up his own lyrics about marriage, lemonade and elevators – but there are zero references to “Becky with the good hair.” ...
Jay Z Breaks Silence About 'Lemonade,' Holds Hands With Beyoncé During a Date Night
A month after the release of Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade, which follows a woman’s emotional journey upon finding out her husband has cheated, the 46-year-old rapper seems to be reacting to his wife’s popular songs in Fat Joe’s new track, “All the Way Up.”
“You know you made it when the fact, your marriage made it is worth millions,” Jay Z raps. “Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is. Survival of the littlest.”
The lemonade lyric pays homage to Guru’s line on Gang Starr’s 1992 track, “DWYCK.” “Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is,” Guru raps. “I get more props and stunts than Bruce Willis.”
The hip-hop mogul also brings up elevators in his rhyme, when he quotes the late Prince’s song, “Let’s Go Crazy.”
“Prince left his masters where they safe and sound,” he touts. “We never gonna let the elevator take him down.” Fans are inevitably speculating that the later line is in reference to the altercation between Jay and Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, in an elevator following the 2015 Met Gala.
Jay Z and Fat Joe debuted “All the Way Up” – which is now available on Tidal – at Yankees Stadium on Tuesday night, before Beyoncé joined her husband in NYC for a date night. The power couple were seen happily holding hands as they left an Italian restaurant in the city’s Meatpacking district.