Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Surprise Joint Album ‘Everything Is Love’: 7 Hidden References in Lyrics That You’ve Probably Missed

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On Saturday, June 16, Beyoncé and JAY-Z dropped the surprise joint album Everything Is Love exclusively on TIDAL. The 9-song collection is extremely personal about life, love, relationships, cheating, family and, of course, friends.

Nexter.org found the most interesting references you’ve probably missed from the lyrics.

JAY-Z address missing Kanye West’s wedding 

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In the track, called “FRIENDS,” JAY-Z seems to reference him and Beyoncé missing West and ’s 2014 Italian nuptials, rapping, ““I ain’t going to nobody for nothing when me and my wife beefing/I don’t care if the house on fire, I’m dying, nigga, I ain’t leaving/Ty Ty take care of my kids, after he done grieving/If ya’ll don’t understand that, we ain’t meant to be friends.”

Just last month, West admitted that he was seriously hurt by the couple missing his and ’s wedding.

“I was hurt about them not coming to the wedding. I understand they were going through some things, but if it’s family, you’re not going to miss a wedding,” he told Charlamagne tha God from iHeartRadio’s The Breakfast Club. “I gotta state my truth.”

Beyonce about JAY-Z cheating 

Beyonce addresses the cheating scandal on their song “Happy Love”, everything seems happy at first. They sing about their children and their love – But then Beyonce jumps in with her own verse, singing, “Yeah, you f*cked up the first stone, we had to get remarried. We keepin’ it real with these people, right? Lucky I ain’t kill you when I met that b.”

Super Bowl references 

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On “Apes***,” Jay-Z seemingly confirms rumours that he had been asked to play the 2018 halftime show, but turned down the offer.

“I said no to the Super Bowl/ You need me, I don’t need you/ Every night we in the end zone/ Tell the NFL we in stadiums too”

BOSS 

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Beyonce has consistently been ranked among the most successful female artists in the world by Forbes, while her husband Jay Z recently topped the list of richest hip-hop stars.

“My great-great-grandchildren already rich/ That’s a lot of brown children on your Forbes list”.

JAY-Z about alleged “love child”

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“For the thousandth time, the kid ain’t mine / Online they call me Dad, kiddingly / You’re not supposed to take this dad thing literally”

On “Heard About Us,” Jay-Z is likely referencing his alleged “love child,” 23-year-old Rymir Satterthwaite.

Bey about the power of her love

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“LoveHappy” seemingly shows Beyoncé commenting on her husband’s indiscretions and how they moved forward as a couple.

“You did some things to me / Boy you do some things to me / But love is deeper than your pain and I believe you can change”.

2018 Grammy Awards

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On “Apes****,” Jay-Z calls out the 2018 Grammy Awards where he received eight nominations, the most out of any nominee, however he did not take home any awards.

“Tell the Grammys f*** that 0 for 8 shit/ Have you ever seen the crowd goin’ apes***?”

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