Lemonade is an album centered around marital struggles and unfaithfulness of her husband Jay-Z.
It has been praised by all critics, all magazines as brave accounts of her married life and the mutiny she's exhibiting:
The queen, in middle-fingers-up mode, makes her most powerful, ambitious statement yet.
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Beyoncé: Lemonade review – furious glory of a woman scorned
She talks about how he has a mistress, the so-called Becky with the good hair... About how no one loves him like she does and that he treated her so badly, the woman that loves him...
And yet...she's still with him.
Why is this?
Is it because of the child - and now children - they have?
No...not because of them.
Where can we see that?
In these lines:
Suicide before you see this tear fall down my eyes
Me and my baby, we gon' be alright
We gon' live a good life
Big homie better grow up
All over these songs, she rolls through heartbreak and betrayal and infidelity and the hangover that follows "Drunk In Love."
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"How did it come down to this? Scrolling through your call list
I don't wanna lose my pride, but I'mma fuck me up a bitch
Know that I kept it sexy, you know I kept it fun
There's something that I'm missing, maybe my head for one"
A woman blaming another woman for her husband's infidelities? Really? Hasn't the world evolved enough for the people to realize that the problems INSIDE of a relationship dictate the problems outside? Is the third party to blame or is it the husband, the man who took vows for the woman to be blamed?
I'm very sure that logic would say the person to blame is the one who lied and the one who lied, cheated and disrespected here is her husband and no one else.
Where did she announce she'd be leaving him:
Now...for all the people who praise her bravery, I can agree it's brave to write this, but it would be a whole lot braver if she actually did any of these things she claimed she would do in her actual life. You know that saying: It's just words? In other words - the more you talk about it the slimmer the chances of you actually doing it are...
What she wishes she could do, but never will:
So, we can all conclude, that this album was a publicity stunt for people to listen to her songs more, for the buzz to build around her and Jay-Z some more, because, if you remember, he also had an album out a bit later than hers where he also had some things to say about this...
Beyonce is a woman who made this album as a wish fulfillment. She wrote all the things she'll never do, so that at least she has them somewhere, on paper, as her truth.
She is an icon of a strong woman, and yet she sends a message to all women to stay with the husband who cheats on them and disrespects them. A hypocritical view of the world and a hypocritical label put on a sentimental, romantic, neglected woman who wants her husband to love her and stay with her forever and is willing to put up with anything just as long as there's a chance he might turn around her realize she's standing right behind him this entire time. That she exists.
Brave - I agree it's brave. It's extremely brave and vulnerable to put out a fantasy life you wish you could have, describe the things you wish you could do, but being trapped in an unhappy marriage forever... It's brave to bare your soul to millions of people and let them all know you'll never leave the man who doesn't love you.
Admit you're still with him because you make a powerful couple that makes sense - even if it is just on paper.