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Jay Z released his most anticipated work, 4:44, yesterday. Many have been waiting for this project to come out. Ten songs make up the album and many of them speak up on certain individuals that has affected Jay-Z in some way.
When Beyonce released Lemonade last year, there were countless of rumors about Jay-Z’s infedelity towards her. In 4:44, the opening track “Kill Jay Z” addresses this issue by comparing his actions to those of Eric Benét, the man infamous for leaving Halle Berry.
In the track, he alluded to Benét saying these words: “You almost went Eric Benét/Let the baddest girl in the world get away/I don’t even know what else to say/N**ga, never go Eric Benét.” Mr. Carter was saying how he almost lost Beyonce — which many consider to be the hottest in the game — just like Benet left Berry. He is trying to point out the fact that boys should never take for granted the most beautiful girl, especially if many desire her. Many have responded to this line, including Benét himself.
Early Friday morning, he responded to the track on his Twitter saying:
Hey yo #Jayz! Just so ya know, I got the baddest girl in the world as my wife….like right now!
— Eric Benét (@ebenet) June 30, 2017
There is no question that Benét handled the situation well. He is now happily married to Manuela Testolini, Prince’s ex-wife.