Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Single ‘Love Drought’ Not About Jay Z
So who is “Love Drought” about?
When Beyonce dropped her sixth studio album Lemonade, it seemed clear Queen Bey was singing about her marriage with husband Jay Z and further fueled the rumors of infidelity in their marriage. While some fans are still trying to figure out whether or not the rumors are true, one of Beyonce’s co-writers is revealing that there’s at least one song that isn’t about the rapper at all.
Sitting down with Genius, rapper Ingrid admitted the track “Love Drought” is actually about her personal issues with members of Beyonce’s label Parkwood. “Beyoncé doesn’t even know this,” she revealed.
“When I wrote ‘Love Drought,’ in all seriousness, I was very frustrated with the label at the time two years ago,” she began before adding, “Two of the people who were in the label at the time had lied to me and told me Beyoncé wasn’t currently listening to any new music.”
When Ingrid found out Beyonce was, in fact, listening to music, she channeled her frustrations into song lyrics.
“‘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.” “‘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…”
“The whole hook, ‘Love Drought’ is about music, you know, my relationship with music,” she said, before adding, “I could’ve just reacted then and said, ‘Man, she just told me…’ but it was like, I had to internalize that and the only way that I could really get over it was kind of like, ‘Hehe, she’s gonna sing the song I wrote about her label one day.'”