Jay’s wearing his halo again
This time last week we were all happily getting on with our lives but then at the weekend, Bey dropped Lemonade, a visual album that was totally explosive – and not just because she surprised the world with it.
As widely reported, Lemonade alludes frequently to the subject of marital discord and less vaguely, a cheating husband, and the tracks are filled with (amazingly) powerful lyrics with many – wrongly or rightly, who knows? – suggesting that the work is autobiographical.
Lyrics including: ‘If you try this sh*t again / You gon’ lose your wife’ and ‘He only want me when I’m not on there / He better call Becky with the good hair’, and the particularly dubious, ‘Tonight I regret the night I put that ring on,’ have sent fans into a spin, and put the spotlight firmly on the Carters’ marriage.
Last night though, in her first concert in the Formation world tour, Beyoncé took the opportunity to respond to the speculation, by dedicating her ballad Halo to her husband.
‘I want to dedicate this song to my family,’ she told the Miami audience. ‘Thank you guys for supporting me. I wanna dedicate this song to my beautiful husband. I love you so much. Blue, I love you so much.’
With the lyrics being about falling in love, and Beyoncé loving an indirect message, this was a clear indication to what her relationship with Jay-Z is like now.
‘You’re everything I need and more / It’s written all over your face / Baby, I can feel your halo / Pray it won’t fade away.’
The singer also paid an extra tribute to their 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
‘We were driving to rehearsal today and she said “Mummy, are we going to your work?’”’ she told the audience.‘And it reminded me that I dreamed of this day my whole life.’
Only one show into the Formation tour and just days after the surprise release of Lemonade, we cannot wait to see what’s next for Bey.