In his new album, he gets deeply personal and opens up about his marriage with Beyonce, his mother’s sexuality and his kids
After a gap of four years, American rapper and businessman, Jay-Z has finally dropped a new album titled '4:44' which is a 10 track mini-odyssey of contemplation and self examination. (Facebook)
It seems to be in response to Beyonce's 2016 album "Lemonade" in which she opened up about her husband's infidelity and their rocky marriage. He also raps about "Becky with the good hair", rumored to be Jay-Z's mistress after Beyonce's song "Sorry". (Twitter)
In "4:44", the rapper also reveals that his mom is a lesbian and shows his love for her. "Mama had four kids but she's a lesbian / Had to pretend so long, that she's a thespian," raps Jay-Z talking about the absence of a father figure and a troubled youth. (Facebook)
He claimed that the birth of their first daughter, Blue Ivy, five years ago, brought him to the right track and made him realise his mistakes.
"Took for my child to be born / See through a woman's eyes." (Others)
Jay-Z shared the significance of the name of the album while discussing the album with iHeartRadio. It was the time when he woke up in the morning and wrote the song and he and Beyonce have matching ring-finger tattoos of the roman numeral 'IV' for both their birthdays. (Facebook)
Jay-Z ( Shawn Corey Carter), got married to Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter in 2008 and the two have three kids together. The eldest daughter, Blue Ivy was born in 2012 and Beyonce recently gave birth to twins whose names haven't been revealed. There have been a number of gossips about Jay-Z's infidelity, but none of them can be confirmed. (Others)