The many lyrical codes of Jay-Z’s 4:44 lyrics are still being decrypted by hip-hop enthusiasts everywhere. And while there’s a few lyrics that are still up for debate, one of the bars from his title track, "Kill Jay Z,” concerning a certain Atlanta trap star, Future, may be the most pressing of concerns.
Alluding to Fewtch’s relationship with the mother of his youngest son and former R&B songstress girlfriend, Ciara, Jay snuck in a bar about the controversial relationship that Baby Future shares with Cici’s new husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The photo, which circulated widely across social media, captured the 3-year-old on a football field, his now-stepfather’s career stomping grounds, as he, Cici and Wilson enjoyed family time.
As an onlooker, Jay rapped in his “Kill Jay Z” lyrics that he’d pretty much be damned to let the same circumstances happen to him should he lose his wife and mother of his child. And it looks like the internet is concerned with where Fewtch’s head is at after such epiphanous lyricism.
Jay Z mentioning Eric Benet and alluding to Future doesn't seem like petty shade but a critique for BM to consider, in general. IMO.— Trudy (@thetrudz) June 30, 2017
I bet Future never addresses Jay Z but starts attacking Ciara again. pic.twitter.com/7X2FUGwlGO— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) June 30, 2017
Future: "ooh this kill Jay z sound HARD"— THIS IS HOV (@FlowsAndolini) June 30, 2017
".....in the future other niggas playing football wit ya son"
Future when he heard Jay Z say "In the Future other niggas playing football with ya son" pic.twitter.com/eE8b33hR3R— Shaky Warya (@notdejon) June 30, 2017
"In the Future other niggas playing football with your son" pic.twitter.com/gCsOboLpqC— Jimah (@KvngJim) June 30, 2017
Future: "ok so yeah we do this collab and it's gonna be...— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) June 30, 2017
Jay inner monologue: future...sons...football with your son...yeah that's it pic.twitter.com/7rfXwzy15t
JAY-Z: "In the Future, other ni**as playin' football with your son"— Stavros Boss (@StavrosBoss) June 30, 2017
The Future line about other dudes playing football with your son pic.twitter.com/LoGD3Dw2Od— Justin Tinsley (@JustinTinsley) June 30, 2017
"I don't know what I wudda done. If in the Future some dude playin football wit my son." pic.twitter.com/Xn1gcbKZPo— Kojo Taylor (@kojo_taylor) June 30, 2017
(Photo from left: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for New Era, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)