Jay-Z Responds to Beyonce's 'Lemonade' in New Album '4:44'
Listeners quickly took to Twitter with reactions to his lyrical confessions.
Jay-Z albums don’t just fall from trees. So when the hip-hop legend and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee dropped 4:44 at the stroke of midnight, the pull was predictably immense.
Hov was the top “trending topic” on Twitter for some hours after his 10-track album was released to subscribers of Sprint and Tidal (and spun across 160 stations through an exclusive arrangement with iHeartMedia).
The Twitterverse went into a spin cycle as fans with twitchy thumbs poured over the lyric sheets for disses. And many figured "4:44" was Mr Carter’s response to his wife Beyonce’s revelations in Lemonade, which itself also began trending on the social media platform.
Read some of the early comments and takeaways from listeners on social media below.
Jay z confirmed he cheated but he man'd up,took responsibility and got his woman back. behind closed doors like it's supposed to be— E (@callmeEDIDDY) June 30, 2017
Solange: beats Jay Z in an elevator for cheating— struggles & sass (@20SomethingSass) June 30, 2017
Beyoncé: says Jay cheated on Lemonade
Jay: "I cheated"
When you had no interest in a Jay Z album but hear he's spilling tea and dragging a Kardashian.. pic.twitter.com/jzSGRzrMx6— DiBiase (@Dibiase_ca) June 30, 2017
Kanye: I hit the gym all chest, no legs - 30 Hours— Ayesha Go. (@itsa__go) June 30, 2017
Jay Z: N**** is skipping leg days just to run they mouth - Bam
Hov the greatest
Jay Z breaks down each track on 4:44. You're all welcome pic.twitter.com/eqduuRwbDL— Switch The Coverage (@SwitchCoverage) June 30, 2017
Jay Z said It took Blue being born for him to realize the value of his marriage... no wonder Beyoncé made lemonade. She was going THROUGH IT pic.twitter.com/NXqIF8GT16— Alluring Ivy (@Drebae_) June 30, 2017
When I heard Jay Z say "And I never was a fan, my wife a Queen, not a Kardashian." pic.twitter.com/tauZtsfWZM— wan ひ (@iiamwan8k) June 30, 2017
*Jay Z admits to cheating on Bey in his song*— Napturally_Breezy (@napturally17) June 30, 2017
The Whole entire Beyhive: pic.twitter.com/aRW0QzbDhq
Bey:Jay Z cheated on me "Lemonade"— IG: MrCocofficial (@MrCocoOfficial) June 30, 2017
Jay Z:Admitted he cheated "4:44"
Jay Z:Diss Kanye & Kim "4:44"
Yall dont get its strategies 4 album sales pic.twitter.com/R7q3qYNOX8
I thought Beyoncé was lying about Jay Z on cheating on Lemonade but he came out and said he did pic.twitter.com/B2tvSKn5xW— j (@JUSTlNW) June 30, 2017
This story originally appeared on Billboard.