Released barely two weeks after welcoming twins with Bey, Jay spends 4:44 meditating on his fame, wealth and experience as a black man in America. But before he gets to all that, he has a certain elevator fight to address.
Jay doesn't waste any time in airing his grievances, referencing his infamous scuffle with Solange only minutes into the album's first track Kill Jay Z, talking to himself about how he lost control that night and unexpectedly name-dropping '90s R&B singer Eric Benét.
"You egged Solange on, knowin' all along all you had to say you was wrong / You almost went Eric Benét, let the baddest girl in the world get away / I didn't even know what else to say. Never go Eric Benét / I don't even know what you woulda done, in the future, other (expletive) playing football with your son," he raps.
Next, Jay bares all on 4:44, an unflinchingly honest track where he addresses Beyonce head-on, apologizing to her for a litany of woes and indirectly referencing his alleged cheating.
"And if my children knew, I don't even know what I would do / If they ain't look at me the same, I would prolly die with all the shame / You did what with who? What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate, you risked that for Blue?" he says.
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