What's Trending Video

Jay Z Addresses Cheating and His Mom's Sexuality on New Album "4:44"

It's a revealing album for the legendary rapper.

  • Source: www.youtube.com / Via: www.youtube.com

  • Jay Z's "4:44" has just dropped on Tidal, and it is full of revealing lyrics.

    On his newest album "4:44," Jay Z answers to the claims of infidelity made throughout Beyonce's album "Lemonade." He also publicly discusses his mother's coming out. It's a revealing and beautiful album from the rap legend.

    The title track opens with the lines "Look, I apologize, often womanize / Took for my child to be born / see through a woman's eyes." Though the Carters have had problems in the past, they just recently welcomed their twins — Rumi and Sir — into the world.

    Another big revelation on 4:44 is in the song "Smile," where Jay Z discusses his mother's struggle with her sexuality. "Smile" includes the lines "Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian / Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian,” and “Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate / Society shame and the pain was too much to take ...  Cried tears of joy when you fell in love / Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her.” Gloria Carter, Jay Z's mother, appears at the end of the track to deliver spoken word lines —

    Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be / No harm for them, no harm for me / But life is short, and it’s time to be free / Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed.

    Jay Z has often been an ally for the LGBTQ community, advocating for gay marriage back in 2012. Over all, 4:44 has been met with a lot of love, and is considered to be a bold new entry in the discography of the legendary Jay-Z, and is available exclusively on Tidal.

    What do you think of Jay Z's new album? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.

Comment with Facebook

Popular Now
Screen shot 2017 09 25 at 1.07.57 am
What's Trending Video The WORST Tinder Profiles EVER
Beatles thumb
Kevinhart thumb
Dotard thumb
What's Trending Video Why Did Kim Jong-un Call Donald Trump "Dotard?"