Beyoncé and Jay Z seemed to have moved on after “Lemonade.” Sources revealed the power couple recorded an album together that’s likely their response to the controversy.
Page Six revealed the news about the secret album recorded by Beyoncé and Jay Z. A source shared the details to the publication. Reps for either celebrity could not be reached to comment on the news as of writing.
“Jay and Beyoncé were never going to do an interview to address all the questions that came up after ‘Lemonade.’ It’s more their style to respond through music,” one source revealed. The finished album will drop exclusively on TIDAL very soon, Rap-Up wrote.
Recent rumours suggested the two had been working on a joint material before the release of “Lemonade.” Aside from that, producer Noel “Detail” Fisher hinted about the Beyoncé-Jay Z album as early as 2015.
“Me and Beyoncé and Jay-Z are actually doing something together this year. I mean, when you think of Jay and B together, you think album. You should already know,” Fisher revealed then. Many thought the new album would be Jay Z’s solo response to “Lemonade” that hinted at his alleged infidelities, Hot New Hip Hop wrote.
However, the album’s creation might also be an attempt to boost TIDAL’s user base, the publication surmised. Regardless, previous works of the couple like “Crazy in Love,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” and “Upgrade U” raised anticipation on the prospect of their collaboration, the publication added.
TIDAL, Jay Z’s streaming service, ran into legal problems last April following the release of Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” on other streaming services. A class action lawsuit was filed against TIDAL and West for allegedly misleading consumers, Rolling Stone wrote then.
In February, West tweeted his album TLOP would only be available on TIDAL. It will never, never be on Apple, and it will never be for sale. However, sources revealed the rapper stayed true to his word. In effect, users cannot stream the full album via Apple or other streaming services. Moreover, the Apple version is different from that on TIDAL.