Jay Z and singer-wife Beyonce might not be commenting on the rumoured themes of her new album Lemonade in interviews, but that doesn’t mean to say they won’t be through their music.
The rapper has released a new remix of Fat Joe and Remy’s hit “All the Way Up” and used the publicity to drop in some references to their purported marital challenges.
This is the first time Jay Z has given his voice to the speculation but instead of using the platform to share his side of the story with fans, he has chosen to focus on the success of his wife’s latest record.
“You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions/Lemonade is…a popular drink and it still is,” he raps, before later apparently giving a nod to the infamous Met Gala lift fight he had with Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles in 2014: “We never gonna let the elevator take ‘em down.”
The latter line could also be a reference to legendary “Purple Rain” singer Prince being found dead in an elevator last month but it is unclear at this stage.
That “All the Way Up” verse in full:
You know you made it when the fact
Your marriage made it is worth millions
Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is
Survival of the littlest
N***as who really up versus n***a up in your business
I’m in the room where real n***as not allowed
I’m the only one in the room that they fear right now
I think they’re clear right now
Let’s celebrate, no red champagne, we don’t play that
All we see is gold bottles and paper plane hats
Twenty-one Grammy’s that I use for D’usse cups
I’m on the penthouse floor, call your way up
The OG’s say, “HOV, how high is high enough?”
I said “’till we eye and eye with the higher ups”
Until we let ’em know, we ain’t those n***as
Until our baby’s showered in gold n***a
Blue looking like Pac in the tub
David LaChapelle levels of not giving a fuck
Prince left his masters where they safe and sound
We never gonna let the elevator take him down
The remix is currently only available to stream on Jay Z’s service Tidal, which also hosted Lemonade exclusively for 48 hours upon its surprise release in April.