How Jay-Z and Beyoncé use music to control the narrative around their marriage

For a long time, the question of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship was distinct from the question of their music. There were overlaps, but they were carefully contained, discrete. When one of them released a song about love and infidelity, we didn’t automatically assume they were singing about each other.

They might duet on a “Crazy in Love” here or a “Deja Vu” there, but when Beyoncé sent a man to the left, to the left in “Irreplaceable,” there was little public speculation over whether she was secretly singing about Jay-Z. She...

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By: Vox - Tuesday, 13 March

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