That’s right, Ingrid Burley, the cowriter for “Love Drought,” recently admitted in a Genius video interview that the song was inspired by Parkwood Entertainment. Apparently Burley wrote the song after she discovered that some of the higher ups at the company lied about Beyoncé working on new music. She was so upset about it, she decided to express her anger through songwriting and wrote the song in 30 minutes. She claims that Beyoncé had no idea before now that the song was even about that.
But let's not forget this is what true artists do. They take an experience and they turn it into art. Just because they wrote a song that sounds like it might have been about falling in love, breaking up, or having their heart torn, doesn’t mean that’s what actually happened. So just because Beyoncé’s album appears to be about betrayal and infidelity doesn’t mean that actually happened to her. And while this might change everything for some Lemonade fans, we now have an even deeper appreciation for this true work of art.