The next song on the album, “Family Feud,” features vocals from Beyoncé and includes JAY–Z rapping the line, “Leave me alone, Becky.
On the track, which features vocals from gospel singer Kim Burrell, JAY-Z comes out and immediately admits to his infidelity, saying, “I apologize, often womanize/Took my child to be born/See through a woman’s eyes/Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles.”
Following the release of Beyoncé’s Lemonade last year, rumors started swirling about JAY-Z having cheated on his wife. Bey’s visual album depicted the fall out and reconciling of a relationship in the wake of adultery, leaving many to wonder what was going on behind closed doors at the Knowles-Carter residence.
On “4:44,” JAY-Z apologizes profusely, admitting to Beyoncé that he “toyed with your emotions because I was emotionless.”
The song ends with a nod to their growing family, with Jay rapping, “And if my children knew/I don’t even know what I would do/If they ain’t look at me the same/I would probably die with all this shame /’You did what with who?’/What good is a menage-a-trois when you have a soulmate/You risk that for Blue?”
The next song on the album, “Family Feud,” features vocals from Beyoncé and includes JAY-Z rapping the line, “Leave me alone, Becky.” The line is a reference to Beyoncé’s iconic “Sorry” lyric about “Becky with the good hair” AKA the woman Jay was cheating with.