Beyoncé and Jay Z are reportedly getting ready to release a surprise joint album on Tidal. According to a report from Page Six, the album is finished after a top-secret recording process, and it is likely to appear on Tidal very soon. The album will reportedly address the cheating allegations made on Bey’s LEMONADE. “Jay and Beyoncé were never going to do an interview to address all the questions that came up after ‘Lemonade.’ It’s more their style to respond through music,” a source told the publication.
Although any report from Page Six should be taken with a grain of salt, this does go along with a previous report from US Weekly. In early May, the magazine published a report claiming that Jay Z’s upcoming album would be a response to LEMONADE. A previous Page Six report also alleged that the couple developed the LEMONADE storyline together, and that a response album was always part of their plan. Jay Z has been seen in the studio recently, so it’s been speculated for a while now that he’s working on something. Whether or not this was the couple’s alleged joint album remains to be seen.
LEMONADE sparked cheating rumors due to the lyrics in a number of songs, most notably on “Don’t Hurt Yourself.” “This is your final warning/You know I give you life/If you try this shit again you gon’ lose your wife,” Bey sings. If these reports are to be believed, then we are on the verge of getting our first Jay Z album since 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, and our first joint album by the couple ever. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about this potentially dynamite collaboration.
Complex has reached out to Tidal for comment on this story and will update when available.