Jay-Z’s 4:44 Lyrics: All About, Beyoncé, Cheating, Solange, the Twins…and Becky

6. “Family Feud”

“‘Family Feud’ is about separation within the culture. Like, new rappers fighting with old rappers, saying all these things,” he said. “So, the line is, ‘Nobody wins when the family feuds.'” The song references “Becky”—the same “Becky” from Beyoncé’s “Sorry,” perhaps? “He only want me when I’m not there,” Beyoncé sang in 2016. “He better call Becky with the good hair.”

Beyoncé is credited as a co-writer on “Family Feud,” in which she also lends her vocal talents. Roy, for her part, previously denied rumors of an illicit romance with with Jay-Z, as did British pop star Rita Ora, the rap superstar’s former protégé. “Yeah, I’ll f–k up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone, Becky,” Jay-Z rapped. “A man that don’t take care his family can’t be rich.”

Jay-Z also name-dropped Bill Cosby, Diddy, Biggie Smalls and Al Sharpton, rapping, “I’m tryna get these n—as with no stripes to be official / Y’all think small, I think Biggie / Y’all whole pass is in danger, 10 Mississippi / Al Sharpton in the mirror takin’ selfies / How is him or Pill Cosby s’posed to help me? / Old n—as never accepted me / New n—as is the reason I stopped drinkin’ Dos Equis / We all lose when the family feuds / What’s better than one billionaire? Two / I’ll be damned if I drink some Belvedere while Puff got Cîroc / Y’all need to stop.”

7. “Bam” (feat. Damian Marley)

“The song ‘Bam’ with Damian Marley, it’s just jammin’—it’s just like the song,” Jay-Z said. “But it’s secretly Shawn Carter saying, ‘Man, you need a bit of ego.’ It was because of me and the things that I’ve done; this is Jay-Z saying you needed a bit of ego for us to arrive at this point.”

“Uh, n—as is skippin’ leg day just to run they mouth / I be skippin’ leg day, I still run the world / I pressed ahead of your team with one finger curled / I’ll line you all up with one finger wave,” he rapped in the song, which samples Sister Nancy. “Make n—as weave, n—as is out here fake / Laced front to the back, don’t front / Y’all gonna make me wig, I’ma give y’all what you want.”

8. “Moonlight”

“The hook is ‘We stuck in La La Land / Even if we win, we gonna lose.’ It’s like a subtle nod to La La Land winning the Oscar, and then having to give it to Moonlight,” Jay-Z told iHeartRadio. “It’s really a commentary on the culture and where we’re going.” In his critique of young rappers, in which the rap icon didn’t name any names, Jay-Z spat, “Look, I know killers, you no killer, huh? / Bathing Ape maybe not a gorilla, huh? / Glorified seat filler, huh? / Stop walkin’ ’round like y’all made Thriller, huh? / Fake Dracos all in the videos / We sure, we shoot ’em in my city, though / I don’t post no threats on the internet / I just pose a threat, blame Lenny S for that / I don’t be on the ‘Gram goin’ ham / Givin’ information to the pork, that’s all spam / Please don’t talk about guns / That you ain’t never gon’ use / Y’all always tell on y’all self / I’m just so f–king confused.”

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