Beyoncé appears to make a number of references to JAY-Z’s Infidelity & Beef With Solange in “Renaissance.”
“We don’t need the world’s acceptance / They’re too hard on me / They’re too hard on you boy,” the mom of three sings on “Plastic On The Sofa.”
With six long years elapsing between the release of Beyoncé’s Lemonade and her newly released Renaissance album, the Houston native had a lot to say about her 16-track project — including exploring her husband’s past infidelities and the time when her younger Sister Solange Knowles attacked JAY-Z in an elevator at the 2014 Met Gala.
On track eight, “PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA,” Bey is apparently saying that she and her 21-year-old partner are in a place where they don’t need outside validation for their union. “We don’t need the world’s acceptance / They’re too hard on me / They’re too hard on you boy,” she sings.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the 2014 Met Gala – Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
“Boy I know you can’t help but be yourself around me / And I know nobody’s perfect so I’ll leave you alone,” the four-minute, 14-second song continues. “It’s how you wear your emotions on both sleeves, down to the face you make when I tell you I had to go.”
Elsewhere, on “ALIEN SUPERSTAR,” Queen B lets her confidence shine through, sharing lyrics that sound like she’s not worried that her husband will be hanging out with “Becky the Good Hair” again anytime soon.
“I’m one of one / I’m number one / I’m the only one,” boasts the mother of three. “Don’t even waste your time competing with me / No one else in this world can think like me / I’m twisted, contradictory, keep him hooked.”
In RENAISSANCE’s second title, “COZY,” Beyoncé praised Solange for taking things into her own hands in her cheating drama with JAY-Z.
As you may recall, security cameras caught the When I Get Home artist physically laying into the New York rapper while her older sister looked on. A bodyguard eventually ended the fight, though viewers of the video long laughed at how calm Bey remained amid the chaos, seemingly unfazed by her husband being attacked.
“She’s a god, she’s a hero / She survived everything she’s been through / Confident and she’s deadly / May I suggest you don’t fuck with my sister because she’s comfortable,” she reminds listeners.
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