There’s at least one song on Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ project that Jay Z DID NOT inspire it.
The sultry seventh track, “Love Drought,” actually has nothing to do with Jay. The song’s co-writers, rapper Ingrid Burly, spoke to Genius and shared some
tea lemonade about the track that explores the complications of love.
Noting that Bey “doesn’t even know this,” she revealed how the song was inspired about her relationship with music.
Giving the backstory, she explained how two people from Parkwood Entertainment (Bey’s label) told her that Beyonce “wasn’t currently listening to any new music.” Only for her to find out four days later at Bey’s writing camp that, that was a lie.
“They started playing me music [by another act]…it was very inspiring. So then the A&R is like, ‘Yeah, I mean, it’s amazing. I have to read to you Miss B’s notes about their music.’ And she starts reading these notes and I’m like, they just told me that she’s not listening to any music, which doesn’t even sound right, you know. I was so pissed–I couldn’t get out of my head the fact that they just lied to me.”
So using the deceitfulness of the situation, she penned the whole hook about her “relationship with music.”
She also recited some of the lyrics and now we hear how she could definitely be talking about music and not a physical person.
“‘Ten times out of nine, I know you’re lying, but nine times outta 10, I know you’re trying, So I’m trying to be fair and you’re trying to be there and to care and you’re caught up in your permanent emotions,'” she said, explaining: “As in, you’re only used to working with Beyoncé and like, whatever she’s on, that’s what you want,” she said. “‘And then I switch to like, ‘You’re my lifeline, are you tryna kill me?’ Because like…s–t, I don’t have no income…”
Ingrid said after writing the song, she was able to get over the situation by reminding herself, “[Bey’s]gonna sing the song I wrote about her label one day.”