Jay Z Finally Responds to Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' With His Own Rap

Published On 05/25/2016 Published On 05/25/2016
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Now that we've all had five weeks to get to know and love Lemonade, Beyoncé's revelatory visual album packed with references to a cheating husband, Jay Z has something to say about it.

The Roc-a-Fella co-founder joined Fat Joe, French Montana, and Remy Ma on the remix to "All the Way Up," where he addressed the elephant in the music industry: "You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is."

Yes, the first half of that rap is unmistakable; Lemonade has been sitting pretty at the top of the Billboard charts since its release. But many hip-hop fans have noted that "Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is" is actually a line cribbed from a Gang Starr track

Later, Jay pays his respects to Prince, rapping, "Prince left his masters where they safe and sound / We never gonna let the elevator take him down." "Let's Go Crazy" reference -- or infamous Jay Z-Solange elevator fight reference? You be the judge, but recall that, as Queen Bey herself noted on her "***Flawless" remix, "Sometimes shit go down when it's a billion dollars on an elevator."

We need to know more, so here's hoping all those rumors of a Lemonade response album are true. If nothing else, we have got to know who the heck is Becky with the good hair!


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Lauren Leibowitz is Thrillist’s Entertainment Editor. She also uses her Grammy as a D'Usse cup. Find her on Twitter @lleibowitzz.



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