We’re pretty sure only one 4:44 album from Jay-Z was released on Friday (June 30), but some people apparently got their hands on the alternative facts version that included a lyric about Kanye West’s wife, Kim Kardashian.
Conjured by several retweeting social media users, someone decided to add their own bar to Hov’s title track, “4:44,” and claim it as Kardashian shade thrown from the Roc Nation leader himself. The false lyric in questions goes, “And my wife’s a queen, not a Kardashian,” and supposedly was purported to uplift his mega songstress wife, Beyoncé, dually known as the Queen Bey.
Those that actually listened to the track and the album in its entirety called their bluff, however, and the real lyrics concerning a member of the Kardashian-West (or West-Kardashian, whichever makes sense these days) family is found on “Kill Jay Z.”
“You walking around like you invincible/ You dropped out of school, you lost your principles/ I know people back stabbed you, I felt bad too/ But this ‘f**k everybody’ attitude ain’t natural,” Hov spits. “But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe/ But you got hurt because you think KumbaYe/ You gave him 20 million without thinkin’/ He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f**k was he thinkin’?/ F**k wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’/ But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
The obvious Yeezy markers from the bars are heard in the “KumbaYe” mentions. But, there’s still quite sharp allusions to the GOOD Music leader sprinkled throughout the verse as well. Yeezy’s College Dropout debut album gets a shout-out from Hov’s “you dropped out of school” declaration, followed by ‘Ye’s on-stage gripes about people he trusted the most turning their backs on him. This turned out to be the catalyst behind ‘Ye’s “f**k everybody” attitude that Jay mentions as well.
Treading away from the personal side of their relationship and into the business circle, Hov also mentions that $20 million he shelled out to ‘Ye to keep his loyalty to Tidal instead of accepting an Apple Music sign-on. If you’ll recall, ‘Ye took his brotherhood frustrations out on stage thereafter during his Sacramento stop on the Saint Pablo Tour in 2016, calling out both Jay and Bey in front of a stadium full of fans.
Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s stick to Hov’s actual words, everyone.
See what’s got everyone ringing the false Jay-Z lyrics alarm below.
When Jay Z rapping about his lifes mistakes on the song 4:44 until he throws shots at Kim Kardashian. pic.twitter.com/0fWyA0SY92— Wholesome Ting (@Fam_BruH) June 30, 2017
When I heard Jay Z say "And I never was a fan, my wife a Queen, not a Kardashian." pic.twitter.com/hkOegnlqRn— Lé Sweets🌸 (@Queenziah) June 30, 2017
Twitter is a bunch of followers. One person tweeted "my wife a queen, not a kardashian" now look how many ppl tweeting that FAKE line😒— Annoy (@imatroll2015) June 30, 2017
Y'all didn't even listen to 4:44. Talkin bout "and I never was a fan, my wife a Queen, not a Kardashian" the fakes have been exposed— Mike♛Karpouzie (@mikepouzie) June 30, 2017
so that "my wife a queen not a Kardashian" bar was a twitter lie? i hate y'all. 😂— b.wes ⚜️ (@_SaluteMeBitch) June 30, 2017
(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)