Jay Z is getting a lot off his chest in guest verses these days.
The rap legend recently used a remix of a Fat Joe song to address his wife Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” album and its much-discussed potential meaning about infidelity in their marriage. He rapped: “You know you made it when the fact / Your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is / Survival of the littest.”
Now he’s going off on a conservative critic of Beyoncé in a just-released Pusha T song, “Drug Dealers Anonymous,” with Jay Z rapping at the end. The song includes an audio recording of conservative host Tomi Lahren from TheBlaze.
In the original video that went viral (it has about nine million views as of this writing), Lahren criticizes Beyoncé for her Black Panther-referencing Super Bowl performance and says, “Your husband was a drug dealer. For 14 years, he sold crack cocaine.”
Apparently the line got under Jay’s skin enough for him to include it in the new song and add his reaction. You can read the full lyrics here, but he raps:
Google me baby, you crazy ’89 in London pull the Benz up Type it in, Google’s your friend bruh 14-year drug dealer and still counting Who deserves the Medal of Freedom is my accountant He been hula hooping through loopholes, working around s— IRS should’ve had the townhouses surrounded Thanks to the lawyers I marbled the foyer I tore the floor up Yeah, that’s for Koi fish
So essentially Jay Z, while admitting to his drug-dealing past, says he never stopped hustling – “14-year drug dealer and still counting.” But now his hustle is music. He gives a funny shoutout to a photo of him in London in 1989 when he was launching his rap career.
He also claims his lawyers have helped him jump through loopholes to evade the IRS and keep his money. (“Thanks to the lawyers/I marbled the foyer.”)
But Jay Z might also just be bragging to get back at the conservative host, and not actually admitting to dodging the IRS – unless he really feels that invincible.
You can listen to the full song via Tidal.