XXL notes that the internet whipped into a frenzy over Nicki's lines that seemed to take aim at Remy Ma on both tracks.
"The most disrespected person in America is the black woman," Malcolm X says in a sample used on Beyoncé's Lemonade. "The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman." He was talking about society in general, but the same is true of popular art, specifically rock.
Beyoncé took to her social media accounts Saturday to tease a mysterious new project, dubbed "Lemonade." It's unclear what the singer is referring to – whether it's a music video for a new song or the debut of something even bigger – but Beyoncé advised fans to tune into HBO on April 23rd at 9 p.m. EST to witness the "world premiere event."
"The Tides They Are-A Changing," Jay Z tweeted Sunday night, trumpeting the arrival of Tidal, the Swedish high-quality audio streaming service that the rapper recently purchased. Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jack White's Third Man Records, Rihanna, Jason Aldean, Madonna, Calvin Harris, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Daft Punk, deadmau5 and Nicki Minaj are among those who have aligned with Tidal, changing their Twitter and Facebook profile photos to cyan blue in support of Jay Z's fledgling service.
Beyoncé has been nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, surpassing Dolly Parton as the most-nominated female in Grammy history with 47 total. According to Billboard, Beyoncé is currently tied with producer David Foster as the seventh most-nominated artist overall. Next year's Grammy Awards will be broadcast live by CBS on February 8th.
Beyoncé is streaming the "Platinum Edition" of her self-titled 2013 LP via Spotify. The album features two new tracks, "7/11" and "Ring Off," along with all-star remixes featuring Kanye West, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Mr. Vegas. The physical release, out Monday, also includes music videos, a DVD chronicling the expansive Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, a 2015 Beyoncé mini-calendar and two photo books.