By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 29 Jul, 2022
Beyonce has responded to critics of her marriage to rapper Jay-Z - on her explosive new album Renaissance, after rumors of infidelity and explosive rows. Jay-Z's seventh LP details how she has repaired their romance and addresses cheating rumors - as well as the infamous lift incident where her sister physically attacked him. The album consists of 16 tracks and provides an abridged version of life following last year's Lemonade, which was a series of metaphorical bombs.
As Beyonce sings on Plastic Off The Sofa, she seems to refer to the criticism surrounding their relationship over the last six years: 'We don't need the world's acceptance.“I am too hard on them, and you are too hard on them, too. As well as showing a soft side towards Jay, she married him in a top-secret wedding on April 4, 2008 - the fourth day of the fourth month.
'Boy, I know you can't help but be yourself around me, you can't help but be yourself around me,' Beyonce sings. “I know everyone isn't perfect, so I'm letting you be who you are” “It's the way that you wear your emotions on both sleeves, right up until the moment that you tell me that I have to go.
“Don't even waste your time competing with me. There is no one else in this world who thinks like me. He's addicted to me because I'm twisted, contradicted, and I keep him hooked.' A three-year process went into recording Renaissance by Beyonce, who is the mother of 10-year-old Blue Ivy and five-year-old twins Rumi and Sir. Throughout the song, she sings about empowerment and suggests she played a major role in their marriage's direction.
Throughout the first track, I'm That Girl, she sings: 'You see it, you see it when you look at me, I didn't want this power, this power was not meant for me, love is my weakness, don't need drugs for some freaky s**t, I'm just high all the time, I'm out of my mind.'
As she sings on Virgo's Groove - named after Beyonce's star sign - she speaks of working on her relationship and reigniting the spark they first shared in 2000. There is nothing that I want more than you, a psychic here told me we have some work to do. 'We don't have the time we used to have, but we still shine like we used to, grind like we used to, and cut ties when necessary.'
According to Forbes, Jay Z is worth £1.1billion from business ventures like Roc Nation and his music catalog, which is worth 78 million pounds, and Beyonce is worth £371 million. The couple resides in a £73million LA mansion with four pools, bulletproof windows, and a rooftop helipad.
The singer also refers to Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised by his mother Gloria after his father Adnis Reeves walked out. As she protects her husband, whom she met when she was 18 and in Destiny's Child, she sings: 'I will always be your secret weapon.'
And I know you had a rough childhood, but that's okay with me. Let your feelings get the best of you, baby. It still appeals to me, baby, oh I like it so much. Also, Beyonce seems to refer to Jay-Z's fight with her sister Solange in a New York hotel lift in 2014. Security camera footage shows Solange punching her brother-in-law before being dragged off by a bodyguard. Beyonce was seen frozen in the corner of the lift in the 58-second clip.
Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Solange released a statement saying: 'Jay and Solange have apologized to each other and we are moving forward as a united family. ' They acknowledge their roles in the matter. Beyonce appears to mention the incident in Cozy, in which she sings, 'She is a god, she is a hero, and she has survived all the things she has been through, confident and strong.
'It may be best not to f*** with my sister since she is comfortable. I am comfortable in my skin and cozy with who I am.' Just days after Rolling Stone magazine named her 'the world's greatest living entertainer,' Beyonce released Renaissance.
From Houston, Texas, the singer has won 28 Grammys and had five UK No1 singles and three UK No1 albums. Despite the subject matter, Beyonce sings a positive song in Cuff It, which is about the Black Lives Matter campaign: 'I want to f*** something up, I want to escape, I want to go high, can I sit on top of you?'
I want to go where nobody has been before, have you ever had fun like this? When we f*** up the night, black lives are at stake, spaceships fly, and we're unapologetic.'
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