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The world literally went nuts when Beyoncé blessed us on April 23 with her new visual album Lemonade on HBO. The craze was in part due to all the songs that suggested Jay Z might have possibly cheated on her. There was “Sorry” with the infamous line, “Becky with the good hair,” and then there was “Love Drought.” But now we’re hearing that “Love Drought” has absolutely nothing at all to do with Jay Z and Queen Bey’s relationship. It’s actually about Beyoncé’s management company, Parkwood Entertainment. Wait, what?

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. 

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The only way that I could really get over it was like, ‘Ha ha, she’s gonna sing the song I wrote about her label one day,'” Burley says. “That’s really what that whole song is about.”

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In other words, that lyric “Ten times out of nine, I know you’re lying,” is reportedly not about Jay Z but about Parkwood Entertainment. The same applies to that powerful line, “If I wasn’t me, would you still feel me?” After finding out this fun fact, we can’t help but wonder if this album is even about Jay Z at all. Did he ever actually cheat? If a song as emotional as “Love Drought” wasn’t about his supposed infidelity, then we might have all just been wrong about “Becky with the good hair,” or the whole album period. 

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. 

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