JAY-Z went there. As part of the emotionally raw lyrics to his brand-new 13th album, 4:44, Hov lays bare his mistakes, regrets and guilty conscience over 10 songs. In one of the most revealing lyrics, Jay appears to admit what anyone who listened to wife Beyoncé's Lemonade already knew: he almost torpedoed their marriage.
But it's the way he says it that caught the attention of a 1990s soul crooner best known for failing to stay on the straight and narrow while married to one of the most high-profile, acclaimed female entertainers in the game. "You almost went Eric Benét/ Let the baddest girl in the world get away/ I don't even know what else to say/ N---a, never go Eric Benét," Jay raps on "Kill Jay Z." Ouch.