Beyonce has dropped hints about infidelity in her marriage to Jay Z in a surprise new album release. The multi-million-selling artist’s new visual album, Lemonade, premiered on US TV on Saturday night. Among the album’s 11 songs are several spoken elements, some of which contain words that many have interpreted as being about her relationship with her rapper husband. In one song, Formation, she is seen in water as she asks the question: “Are you cheating on me?”
In the tradition of men in my blood, you come home at 3am and lie to me. What are you hiding?
Lyric from Intuition
Lemonade was shown for free on HBO, after being mysteriously trailed, following the pay-TV premiere of Jurassic World and before a major boxing match. It will be repeated on Sunday night before the first episode of the latest series of Game of Thrones. As soon as Lemonade had aired, it was made available on the music streaming subscription service Tidal, which is co-owned by Beyonce, Jay Z and many other top musicians. But comments about the state of her marriage follow reports Jay Z was accosted in a lift by Beyonce’s sister Solange in 2014. Despite the hints all is not well, Beyonce appears to make it clear in the final tracks of the new album that she has decided to reconcile with Jay Z.