Jay-Z and Beyonce are the ultimate power couple. They are both super successful, and make each other moreso, and they seem to have a super cool and stable marriage, even though there have been a couple rocky spots (WHAT REALLY WENT DOWN IN THAT ELEVATOR?). Despite being one of the most famous couples to exist, they’ve managed to keep their relationship very private. That is, until Bey dropped Lemonade. Giving people a very intimate glimpse into the couple’s relationship (and also the black woman’s experience, which is the most incredibly powerful aspect of the album).
Lemonade. HBO premiered the Lemonade visual album on April 23, 2016. Interwoven between each track were powerful poems by writer Warsan Shire. They helped to tell Beyonce’s side of the story, providing more intimate insight into her head than her fans have ever experienced.
Becky With the Good Hair. When the song “Sorry” ended with the line, “He better call Becky with the good hair,” people knew it was true. No spokesperson for Bey or Jay needed to confirm anything. There was another woman.
Reflecting. The album ended on a positive note, reflecting on the mutual love and respect the two had for each other despite the infidelity. The couple would do everything in their power to make it work.