admits that his relationship with Beyonce
was rocky from the very beginning.
We were all there when Queen B dropped Lemonade
, AKA the record of the damn century. It was about family and womanhood, but there also may have been one or two lines about her husband Jay-Z being unfaithful. Like in "Pray You Catch Me" when she sings "you can taste the dishonesty / It's all over your breath as you pass it off so cavalier," or on "Hold Up" when she sings "something don't feel right because it ain't right, especially comin' up after midnight." Also in "Don't Hurt Yourself" when she screams "you gon' lose your wife!" and in "Sorry" when she hits us with that iconic "he better call Becky with the good hair" line... You get the idea.
was out, the world was eagerly awaiting a response from the shell of a man himself, Jay-Z. His latest album, AKA the
album we've been waiting for, 4:44,
just dropped this month, and it presents his side of the story. He basically owns up to being a shitty dude -- which anyone would do after getting verbally hit by Beyonce and maybe even a little physically hit by her sister, Solange.
In Footnotes for 4:44
, he admits that his relationship with Beyonce was built on lies:
"This is my real life. I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn't totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking. Things start happening that the public can see. Then we had to get to a point of, ‘Okay, tear this down and let's start from the beginning…It's the hardest thing I've ever done."
He also admitted that he had to beg Beyonce not to leave him while on vacation, "What is happening to my body right now? Did I just say…'Don't leave'? All this is new for me."
He reassured us that of course he played the record for B first, "We just got to a place where, in order for this to work, this can't be fake. Not one ounce. I'm not saying it wasn't uncomfortable because obviously it was."
I wish someone was there to record Beyonce's facial reactions while listening, because the memes to come out of that would have been fantastic.
2. Tyler, The Creator may have just came out of the closet, but we're not sure…
Tyler, The Creator's new album Scum Fuck Flower Boy
(sounds like my ex-boyfriend, I think) leaked last weekend. As I'm sure it was chock full of bangers, it was also full of little hints that Tyler might be gay, and fans quickly grew skeptical. However knowing Tyler, he could have also been trolling, something he does best. If you watch WTF Weekly's live broadcast on Facebook (every Thursday at 4:00pm EST), then you know our *sort of official* motto: uh... we don't know!
In one song entitled "I Ain't Got Time," there's the lyric "I been kissing white boys since 2004." There's also another track, "Garden Shed," that includes the lines, "That was real love I was in, ain't no reason to pretend / All my friends was lost / They couldn't read the signs / I didn't want to talk / I tell 'em my location and they ain't want to walk."
If he did turn out to be gay, that'd be interesting, because he's had a weird past with the whole thing….
He tweeted this in 2015:
He also rambled on about the "f word" to Arsenio Hall in 2011:
"That's just a word. You can take the power out of that word. The way that I see things, it's you chose to be offended if you care more about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you're a black person and someone calls you the n-word and you get offended, maybe you might be. But if I know that I'm not a n-word…I'm not gonna get offended because I know that I'm not that. Frank [Ocean] is gay and I use that word all the time. He doesn't care because he knows me. He knows when I say that word I'm not thinking of someone's sexual orientation. It's just another word that has no meaning."
Tegan and Sara
even spoke out against Tyler's homophobic lyrics at one point:
"As journalists and colleagues defend, excuse and congratulate 'Tyler, the Creator,' I find it impossible not to comment. In any other industry would I be expected to tolerate, overlook, and find deeper meaning in this kid's sickening rhetoric? Why should I care about this music or its 'brilliance' when the message is so repulsive and irresponsible?... The more I think about it, the more I think people don't actually want to go up against this particular bully because he's popular. Who sticks up for women and gay people now? It seems entirely uncool to do so in the indie rock world, and I'll argue that point with ANYONE."
And Tyler chose to respond with this….
I don't care if Tyler is gay or not. What I REALLY want to know is was he gay with Frank Ocean?! Because honestly, those two look cute and make awesome music together, it would be some serious #RelationshipGoals.
3. Lorde accidentally trash talked Taylor Swift and then tried to take it back.
Looks like when you make an album as perfect as Melodrama
, people on the internet get extra desperate to find some sort of dirt on you! In an interview earlier this week, which you can watch here
, Lorde was quoted as saying that "I don't hang out with these people at all."
People thought she was dissin' the Swift Squad, but apparently she was referring to her higher ups, like David Bowie.
She then took to Twitter to deny these false claims of not being in Taylor's squad, calling the whole thing frustrating, saying:
"I've always found people's perception of this ‘squad' idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club or secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, and some of whom I've never met, like the most wide groups of friends. Forgive me for the mild eyeball I popped when it was brought up as if we're all blood members of a secret cult."
After comparing their friendship to autoimmune diseases and now this, I don't think it matters if Lorde likes Taylor or not. Taylor must be so fed up with her shit at this point, she's probably sitting with her team of witches, cackling, trying to decide whether or not Lorde should be sacrificed for her multiple betrayals.