Love Drought Not About Jay-Z But About Music?
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know about the controversy behind Beyoncé’s latest album “Lemonade.” As soon as she released the visual on HBO, everyone thought that the man who she had been singing about, had been her husband of over ten years, Jay-z. Houston rapper Ingrid, who also just happens to be a longtime writer for Beyoncé oh, and childhood friend; can assure that at least one of the songs, was not about Jay-z. She revealed that the song was about her frustration with the label. Here is what she had to say, about how it all transpired via www.genius.com :
“Two of the people who were running the label at the time had lied to me and told me that Beyoncé wasn’t currently listening to any new music. And then I got to the studio to go to her writing camp, literally, four days later, in L.A., they started playing me music [by another act]...it was very inspiring. So then the A&R is like, 'Yeah, I mean, it's amazing. I have to read to you Miss B's notes about their music,'" Ingrid said. "And she starts reading these notes and I'm like, they just told me that she's not listening to any music, which doesn't even sound right, you know. I was so pissed. So then I have my feet on the desk, I'm smoking...I couldn't get out of my head the fact that they just lied to me."
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And she starts to write:
‘'Ten times out of nine, I know you're lying, but nine times outta 10, I know you're trying, So I'm trying to be fair and you're trying to be there and to care and you're caught up in your permanent emotions,” she said, adding, "As in, you're only used to working with Beyoncé and like, whatever she's on, that's what you want," she said. "'And then I switch to like, 'you’re my lifeline, are you tryna kill me?' Because like...s--t, I don't have no income."
The writer continued by saying that this was her way of releasing her frustration towards the whole situation:
"The whole hook, 'Love Drought' is about music, you know, my relationship with music. I could've just reacted then and said, 'Man, she just told me...' but it was like, I had to internalize that and the only way that I could really get over it was kind of like, 'Hehe, she's gonna sing the song I wrote about her label one day.'"
Now we know. The Queen herself truly enough sung the lyrics. Since then, there is no longer any hard feelings towards the label. And she has released a single feat. Sevyn Streeter called, “Flex.”