"Twitter is making it sound to me like Beyoncé just served Jay-Z divorce papers on live TV possibly in song format," wrote one confused fan during Saturday night's live broadcast of Beyoncé's short film LEMONADE. In fact, the visual album does not appear to document a divorce—its wider focus is the experience of black women in America and beyond. And along with Bey's daughter Blue Ivy, Jay Z co-stars in a makeup scene at the film's end, and the album is now streaming exclusively on TIDAL.
Still, there's no denying bars like these, from "Don't Hurt Yourself":
Who the fuck do you think I am?
You ain't married to no average bitch boy
You can watch my fat ass twist boy
As I bounce to the next dick boy
Here's how people reacted as they heard those lines for the first time.
OK but like when is the last time anybody has seen Jay Z alive— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) April 24, 2016
BEYONCE: I'm gonna air you on TV in front of everyone.— shrillary tintin (@theshrillest) April 24, 2016
BEYONCE: Just destroy you. I want you to make a cameo
JAY-Z: yes ma'am
Jay-Z may want to check again on how many of his problems are related to women.— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) April 24, 2016
not only that, the next episode of Last Week Tonight is just 30 minutes of John Oliver DESTROYING Jay Z— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 24, 2016
Crazy how Jay Z can't leave the house for like another year now.— Mike Hinson (@HinsonMike) April 24, 2016