Beyoncé Fans Aren't Happy About Jay Z's "4:44" Video

"Skipping through to see Bey and Blue..."

Beyoncé Fans Aren't Happy About Jay Z's "4:44" Video
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Beyoncé fans have had a lot of feelings about Jay Z's new album, 4:44, and his latest video is no exception. Much like Beyoncé's Lemonade, Jay Z has been releasing videos for songs on his new album, and the video for title track "4:44" came out on Friday.

Even though "4:44" has been viewed as an apology to Beyoncé for alleged infidelity, the visual accompaniment to the song is about so much more. Bustle described the "4:44" video as "a tapestry of black culture, black love, black struggle, black pride, and black excellence," and it includes references to Eartha Kitt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Nina Simone. But as the video features footage of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy, fans of the Lemonade singer have taken Jay Z to task on Twitter. Basically, not everyone is impressed with the personal nature of the video and song, and the implications it might have on Beyoncé.

Jay Z is sure to release more visuals for 4:44, and it's safe to say that Beyoncé fans will be ready when he does.

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Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.