Beyoncé and Jay Z album Everything Is Love: The most talked about lyrics so far

Album was announced during the second London show of the couple's On The Run II tour

Ilana Kaplan
Sunday 17 June 2018 16:51
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Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z surprised the world by dropping a joint album titled Everything Is Love - their first record together.

Released on Tidal during their On The Run II tour, the album confirms rumours that the pair had been working together on a joint project.

In November 2017, Jay-Z told the New York Times that they had started working on something as they produced their respective albums 4:44 and Lemonade.

“We were using our art almost like a therapy session,” he said. “And we started making music together.”

While the duo addressed some of their most intimate moments on 2016’s Lemonade and 2017’s 4:44, Everything is Love continues to delve further into their personal lives.

Here are some of the album’s most talked about lyrics so far.

"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"

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

"Cause my success can’t be quantified/ If I gave two f****, two f**** about streaming numbers/ Would’ve put 'Lemonade' up on Spotify/ F*** you, f*** you"

Beyoncé seemingly addresses her decision to keep Lemonade as a Tidal exclusive on "Nice."

“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.”

Hov seems to respond to his fallout with Kanye West, after his "Watch the Throne" collaborator expressed disappointment that Beyonce and Jay Z didn't attend his 2014 wedding to Kim Kardashian, and speculated that it was because they were dealing with their own marriage issues. More background on that here.

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

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.

"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.

"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"

"LoveHappy" seemingly shows Beyoncé commenting on her husband's indiscretions and how they moved forward as a couple.

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

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.

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