Jay-Z ‘confesses’ to Beyonce in ‘Family Feud’ music video

Beyonce arrives with husband Jay-Z at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of
FILE PHOTO: Beyonce arrives with husband Jay-Z at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan, New York May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

December 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce.

Set partly in a church and also featuring the couple’s 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, the “Family Feud” video pays tribute to family ties and female empowerment.

“We all lose when the family feuds,” Jay-Z sings. “A man that don’t take care of his family can’t be rich.”

The video is the latest from Jay-Z’s hit album “4:44,” in which he responds to allegations of cheating revealed by Beyonce in her 2016 Grammy-winning album “Lemonade.” It briefly shows an unidentified couple having sex, until the woman stabs the man in the back.

Within an hour of its release, the video was the top trending item on Twitter.

Jay-Z, 48, confirmed in a New York Times interview in November that he had been unfaithful to Beyonce earlier in their nine-year marriage.

The rapper’s soul-baring “4:44” album on love, life and social issues was widely seen as an apology to his wife.

The couple, one of the richest and most influential in the music industry, have reconciled and Beyonce gave birth to their twins in June.

Heavy on symbolism, the eight-minute-long “Family Feud” video shows the musician walking into a church holding the hand of a white-clad Blue Ivy and taking a seat in the confessional booth.

Beyonce, dressed in a black, priestess-like robe, watches silently from a pulpit and later sits listening on the other side of the confessional screen.

Directed by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the video also envisions a future in which a grown-up Blue Ivy and other women of color, portrayed by actresses Mindy Kaling, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Thandie Newton and Niecy Nash, appear to rule the world.

Jay-Z has a leading eight nominations for the Grammy Awards in January, including the top prizes of best album, song and record of the year.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Tom Brown)

  • facevalue

    These are the two most heavily revered people in the black community…Now I know why Beyonce’s sister beat the pi$$ out of JZ in the elevator… haha

  • Liberius Lucanus

    Why does OAN run a story on two racists who hate White people?

  • Donald York

    I can’t ever recall hearing a Jay-z song .

  • Widl Man

    Who cares, both are losers and racist ones at that.

  • Twinkle Toes

    These types of articles belong in a paparazzi magazine. It’s not worth reading. I do know this man is awful.

    SHAME ON YOU OANN. Your readers deserve better!

  • whoselineisitanyway

    WHY ARE you (OAN) even giving this thug room on a website?

  • Joseph Crowder

    He meant “the pain of being CAUGHT in infidelity” – what a total piece of feces this guy is! Money sure doesn’t give you CLASS – and you have none – J-Zero.

  • shafawn

    Isn’t that the guy who recently said he worships his big brother Satan?
    I don’t get any warm fuzzies from this article.

  • Bamf

    The balls on this guy… He cheats on her, shows the woman he cheats with stabbing him in the back and then makes millions.

    What a load of pretentious bull…

    • mark abby

      Yet Hillary invites him to a rally to campaign for her. Lol. On one side she’s all woman’s rights, on the other she’s all hip hop. Lol. What a tool that woman was

      • Beaula

        Don’t forget, Killary also carries her hot sauce in her purse!

        Must be for Huma’s taco:)

    • Beaula

      It’s all show biz! Every fake moment! Smoke and mirrors!

  • Deny

    WHO cares what these two racists have to say? Can’t stomach either one of them.

  • Widl Man

    two racist black people living off the American people. Who cares what thee idiots do…Please OAN, stop posting this JUNK.

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  • I’m Proud

    Is this important?

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  • Ipickedaside

    Wow … who cares

    • mark abby

      Took the words right out of my mouth. I’d like to know who at OAN thinks this crap is newsworthy?