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10 of Beyonce's Best Lyrical Truth Bombs on 'Lemonade' About Cheating

Beyonce in a still from the Lemonade visual album.
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Beyonce and Jay Z in a still from the Lemonade visual album.

"What a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you"

Following her HBO special of the same name, Beyonce dropped her highly anticipated sixth studio album, Lemonade, Saturday night (April 23), exclusively on Tidal. The songs, along with the Southern gothic-inspired concept film, trace a relationship through the emotions that come with infidelity, from jealousy and anger to sadness and reconciliation. 

Beyonce Serves Up Emotional, Personal Film with 'Lemonade' HBO Special

It is an emotional tour de force, and Billboard.com will have all kinds of analysis coming in the next few days (check this deep dive into the credits on Lemonade here).

Below, check out 10 powerful lyrics about cheating that immediately stood out to us. Break one of these out the next time a friend tells you her significant other is cheating on them.  

1. "You can taste the dishonesty/ it's on your breath" 
"Pray You Catch Me"

2. "Middle fingers up, put them hands high/ “Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye/ Tell him, boy, bye, middle fingers up/ I ain’t thinking ‘bout you"
"Sorry"

3. "What's worse, looking jealous or crazy? Jealous or crazy? / More like being walked all over lately, walked all over lately, I'd rather be crazy"
"Hold Up"

4. "Can't you see there's no other man above you / What a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you"
"Hold Up"

5. "I am the dragon breathing fire / Beautiful man, I'm the lion / Beautiful man, I know you're lying/ I am not broken, I'm not crying"
"Don't Hurt Yourself"

6. "You know I give you life / If you try this shit again you're gonna lose your wife"
"Don't Hurt Yourself"

7. "Looking at my watch, he shoulda been home / Today I regret the night I put that ring on / He always got them f--king excuses"
"Sorry"

8."My daddy warned me about men like you / He said, "Baby girl, he's playing you"
"Daddy Lessons"

9. "Ten times out of nine, I know you're lying / ?But nine times outta ten, I know you're trying"
"Love Drought"

10. "Found the truth beneath your lies? / And true love never has to hide"
"All Night"