With reports claiming that Jay Z is readying his own Lemonade album in response to Beyonce’s cheating claims, more information has surfaced regarding the forthcoming project from the rapper.
According to reports, the Roc Nation businessman isn’t holding back with his own set of music material, which has reportedly been in the works for weeks.
Following the controversy Beyonce caused when she exposed her husband of eight years for cheating on her with “Becky with the good hair,” Jay wants to tell his side of the story. As one source put it, fans will be stunned by the revelations the rapper is set to make.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 4, 2016
“Jay may air some dirty laundry on the new album about Beyoncé, but she doesn’t want it to be a surprise to her,” one insider dished. “Beyoncé wants to be aware of what Jay is going to rap about and how. She loves being in control and doesn’t want to be blindsided by anything.”
As the source already mentioned, Beyonce is allegedly being kept in the dark as far as the new album is concerned. It’s not that Jay has any ill intentions towards his wife, who has already forgiven him for the mistakes he made when he allegedly stepped out of their marriage, but he wants this to be just as much of a surprise as Lemonade was to him.
While Jay Z was aware of Beyonce wanting to address the cheating affair claims that have surfaced in multiple news outlets over the years, the “On the Run” rapper never got to listen to Bey’s album in full until the HBO TV special dropped two weeks ago.
Insiders say that Jay’s response to Lemonade in the form of a new album could shatter records as far as hip hop music is concerned. Beyonce managed to sell an impressive 635,000 in the first week, but with the explosive material Jay Z is willing to dish out to the public, those numbers could very well be pushing past Bey’s first-week digits.
One of the things that the 46-year-old music mogul wants to address is the supposed affair he had with Rachel Roy, who fans believe is “Becky with the good hair.” Allegations over the years claimed that Roy had a secret fling with the rapper that reportedly led to Solange’s outburst at a Met Gala after party in 2014.
— Essence Magazine (@essencemag) May 6, 2016
The couple never spoke about the matter in public, but it was clear that something had clearly been upsetting Beyonce’s sister, so much so that the video footage of her attacking Jay Z in an elevator became the topic of discussions for months.
Beyonce is currently on her Formation World Tour, so when Jay Z plans to drop his response album has yet to be announced, but according to sources, the rapper definitely wants to put the music out there before the hype around their marriage dies out.
— E! News (@enews) May 3, 2016
In other words, Jay wants fans to drink the tea while it’s still hot, so a release date before the end of the year could very well end up being the case.
News of Jay Z’s forthcoming album comes just days after Beyonce extended her successful Formation Tour from August all the way up to October. The “Hold Up” singer is set to make an incredible $90 million from album and ticket sales, evidently making her one of the highest-paid R&B singers of 2016.
Are you excited for Jay Z’s response record?
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