Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” Makes Bittersweet Statement On Relationship Issues


(AllHipHop News) Beyoncé released the visuals from her new video album Lemonade Saturday night (April 23) on HBO.

The series of videos and songs were statements on the status of her relationship with her husband Jay Z and her father, Mathew Knowles.

Visually, the videos were also a tribute to African-American women, featuring the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, amongst others.

The Lemonade album features Kendrick Lamar, Diplo, The Weeknd, Jack White, with poetry interspersed spoken by Beyoncé, but written by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire.

The visuals feature a number of models Zendaya and Serena Williams, who does some twerking in a scene, even though fashion in most of the videos evoke the 1800’s.

The Internet is going wild with speculation that the songs like “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Pray You Catch Me” are about her husband, music mogul/rapper Jay Z.

She even tosses her wedding ring at the camera in one scene.

But, Jay Z is featured prominently in the videos cuddling with Bey and playing with their daughter Blu Ivy in the video for “Sandcastles.”

Beyoncé made a statement on a strained relationship with her father, on the song “Daddy Lessons” which could easily cross over into a country hit.

Beyoncé dropped her surprise sixth album that during the HBO special last night.

Lemonade is being sold exclusively on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service for the time being.