marvin gaye beyonce

Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage is over. The estranged couple is divorcing after 8 years of marriage. Beyonce pours out her frustration and bitterness in a collection of songs on her latest album, Lemonade, which dropped Saturday on Tidal after the premiere of her HBO special of the same name.

Lemonade is Beyonce's version of Marvin Gaye's ultimate break-up album: Here, My Dear. Gaye released the album in 1978 as part of the $1 million alimony his ex-wife, Anna Gordy, demanded in their bitter divorce.

Here, My Dear was a critical and commercial flop as fans rejected Gaye's effort to share his emotional pain with them.

Similarly wallowing in self-pity, Beyonce assails her womanizing husband Jay Z for being a man and doing what men do: cheat.

Lemonade is as bitter as Gaye's Here, My Dear was in 1978. It was difficult for Gaye's fans to watch a talented man grovel before his ex-wife.

Beyonce's fans are just as puzzled and disappointed as Gaye's fans were in 1978.

Lemonade's music is banal; the visuals are depressing; her lyrics are repetitive, tiresome and pointless.

Beyonce's descent into madness is a source of concern for her fans. The music is secondary to her overall mental condition.

In a spoken word poem, Beyonce symbolically kills and dissects Jay Z's nameless mistress with the precision of a forensic pathologist.

"If it's what you truly want/ I can wear her skin over mine/ Her hair over mine/ Her hands as gloves/ Her teeth as confetti/ Her scalp, a cap/ Her sternum, my bedazzled cane/ We can pose for a photograph/ All three of us/ Immortalized/ You and your perfect girl."

In another spoken word poem titled "Apathy," Beyonce feels sorry for herself: "So what are you gonna say at my funeral now that you've killed me? Here lies the body of the love of my life, whose heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my children, both living and dead."

On another track, Beyonce issues an ultimatum to Jay Z: "Uh, this is your final warning/ You know I give you life/ You try this shit again/ You gonna lose your wife."

Beyonce will get little sympathy from her fans. She knew who Jay Z was and she still married him. It's her fault for thinking she was so perfect that he would change his ways for her.

Don't bore us with your problems, Beyonce. Sign the divorce papers and get on with your life.

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  • Browneyes

    Interesting take on the lyrics

  • http://thesinglewhitefemale.com Fefe Duran

    The miscarriage wasn't a rumor... She addressed it during her last HBO special.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

    Aunt Tea,

    You ain't have to go for the jugular did ya? ?

  • shaylynnn

    I got my life. <3
    idk where you go your reviews from lmao, but okay.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lemonade was painful to watch. What was she thinking?

  • MsSincerity

    .....brb

  • iWasteTime

    Damn all that Sandra ... lolol.
    I doubt he'd be in it if the marriage was over.
    I'm guessing they weren't seen together because she did the visuals for 13 songs again and just said "Here this is, y'all". ..
    Her team are all G.O.A.T.S 2nd time in 3 years and no leaks.

    But for real. Bey and Serena scissoring?
    Last week you had said , to me directly ...

  • thrift.store.jungle

    although, at times it felt REALLY personal and could be awkward/difficult to watch, i enjoyed lemonade. i found it raw, generally visually pleasing, and... well, not vapid. well played, beyonce.

  • Smith Jane

    This album is from her mothers perspective. This is not about Jay.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "I doubt he'd be in it if the marriage was over."
    ---------------

    That's old footage hun.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

    I agree that part of it was painful to watch, BUT it was surprising to see her be so vulnerable publicly. For me it was her realest work to date. #notintheBeyhive
    At first I thought she was about to announce a divorce. But as we know she does everything for a reason & this will certainly have people talking

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Just in cash you need a visual.

  • iWasteTime

    Super bowl was 2 months ago Sandra.
    Who knows when Forgiveness was shot

    So is it or isn't it Serena?

  • WhointheHellisThat?

    I caught it in the middle and turned immediately. It had a very evil presence on it. I wasn't feeling it at all

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's not Serena.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Waiting to see if Sandra comments on this...

  • jussaying

    if these are her lyrics I am very well pleased that she is speaking about something with depth FINALLY. bravo Beyoncé. lol I'm on vacation abroad though so I ain't worried about watching it atm.

  • missmiami305

    i was confused at first. however, I enjoyed it in the end. it made me proud in a way. she paid homage to our ancestors and black women alike. it was very artistic and female driven. but i'm bias cuz im going to the concert. I can say though, I want the tea on her and Jay. also, is it safe to assume she reconciled with her daddy??

  • missmiami305

    this was the only part of the video that got the side eye. I was like bey come on now we know u aint have that baby lol

  • iWasteTime

    It was nice to see Matty playing with Blue.

  • Moon Lee

    Publicity stunt ! After the album, and tours they'll be vacationing! And counting chips! Don't believe the hype!! Don't drink the lemonade! Lol...

  • hotntot95

    Y'all gona make me order HBO just to see...I loved Marvin's Here my dear, he was so hurt and in pain...and we need pain to appreciate feeling good.

  • Malik Okafor

    Maybe it's a stunt but
    "For doing what men do" all men don't cheat nor are disrespectful to women

  • MsSincerity

    Save your coins. HBO is free this weekend and you can view this on demand.....I'm watching right now to see what all the chit chat is about.

  • hotntot95

    Ok..Thanks hun?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I seriously doubt they're divorcing, separating again, yes, maybe, it happens with long-term marriages. I don't think she would announce the end of her marriage in this fashion. If she is really divorcing, it was just a by-product to putting out her new music, and a long time coming. I'm sure they would take the consciously uncoupling route, but a buzz is a buzz! Her fans have been eagerly waiting, the business is about gimmicks and buzz, and here you have it!

  • MsSincerity

    You're welcome.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, the black women were GAWJUS! Lordt!

  • Sexy CJ

    Marvin Gaye.........INNER CITY BLUES (MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER)......

  • Sexy CJ

    ***********

  • rayne215

    Thank you.

  • Fendi

    I would've absolutely loved for you to spill the tea on Anna Gordy and her *ahem* "impact" on Marvin Gaye personally, but I know this isn't a post solely about him. So much tea from when tea was REALLY tea. He learned from Anna and passed a whole lot on to Jan.

  • Fendi

    "I'm on vacation abroad, so I'm going to need you to pause this footage until I return to the states. I'm on a yacht, man, with a hot man. See y'all when I return." - jussaying

  • Wayup!

    I was side eyeing the entire "movie"?

  • evening agenda

    Wow that this Rose is so pitted against Bey. I wonder did she steal her man or something! It is Serena, just check any reputable and accurate site and no, the marriage is not over. She has several older songs discussing the reality of her relationship problems. Rose is just waiting with green and baited breath!

  • evening agenda

    So I guess she is desperate to convince yall huh

  • VeyoncèSupreme

    Beyonce is such a gifted woman. Her and Jayz not going nowhere every marriage has its up and down ??? and only the strong survive. Stop wishing Ill will on love. It's rare to see successful black love these days. Both got they're own and a beautiful child to think about. I pray they pull through... Cause love is the most powerful thing in the world. It's inspiring to see and we need more of that, beautiful black families seen esp successful in the industry.

  • Didiza

    That's a nice marketing gimmick to sell a new album.

  • anjanette b

    Sandra my love, grow up in stop being so silly minded I know ur mother taught u better than that. Shame on u. Lol

  • Li

    Here my Dear by Marvin was a payment album. He was divorcing Anna and had to pay for the alimony and support, so he released the album and I believe gave the rights to Anna as payment.

  • Li

    I agree. This marriage is not going to break up. The only reason people break up is (a) money or they just hate each other so much they can't stand to be in the same room. I don't think money is an issue in their marriage, and maybe the two of them can't stand each other - I doubt it. Where's she going? Who's he got to replace her?
    If anything breaks them up, it's because JayZ is such a poor businessman.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Here my dear might was a flop back then but its a cult classic and one of his best albums behind what's going on! But Serena thou! Lawd!

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    I thought the same thing! Jayz been fawking up!

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Yes that's old footage prob showing him what he would be missing if he don't straighten up

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    And jay addressed it in one of his songs too!

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Its her her name is in the credits

  • FairyGodMother

    The caption for this video should read:
    "The friend who doesn't invite you to the wedding but wants you to testify in court during the divorce"

    I truly just wish she would've done a "Katie Holmes".
    Kept it quiet and BOUNCED....like the moment right after Solange windmilled him in the elevator...that should have been a prelude to a K. Holmes-style-departure....Swift and with Dignity and Grace.
    She needs to unplug herself from his POWER SOURCE ASAP!!!

    Fans are all over Twitter pumped about LEMONADE like she just abolished slavery...STOP SIPPIN' ON THIS LEMON FLAVORED-KOOL-AID!!!

    I wish I was on her team when this video was conceptualized I would have told her to save her coins...get back in the studio write ONE song (e.g.RING THE ALARM) about how she overcame being her husband's "side-chick-wife" and the rest of the album should've touched on what it feels like to be a phenomenal woman, business owner, mother, sister friend, daughter, philanthropist, role model, survivor because THAT we haven't heard enough of.
    She should also consider investing her time,energy and funds into film making and musical theatre because from the looks of this video and her last surprise album that dropped a few years back, she and her team are EXCELLENT at telling a (visually) great story and hooking viewers in with stunning imagery, cutaways and stylized choreography.

  • iWasteTime

    You ain't know its your God given right per Sandra ...

  • iWasteTime

    Forgiveness didn't look like old footage to me nor when they were in the Super Dome.

  • iWasteTime

    Yes. Beyonce Knowles Carter

  • JerseyMom

    Sandra writes, "Lemonade‘s music is banal; the visuals are depressing; her lyrics are repetitive, tiresome and pointless.... Beyonce’s descent into madness is a source of concern for her fans. The music is secondary to her overall mental condition..... Don’t bore us with your problems, Beyonce. Sign the divorce papers and get on with your life."

    ****************
    Bravo!!!!!!!!!

  • semaj24philly

    I was thinking the same exact thing love. People are crazy.

  • iWasteTime

    Which Rose ... lol.
    There are a few Roses, that don't really like her but resepeck her grind.
    I'm on a mission to learn the songs that I love, I'm at the June 8th show.NYC

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    Serena already said it is herself there...
    Yup ?? https://t.co/AU7Zjgk468

  • fromanotherplanet

    But you watched. LOL

  • nicelyput32

    I totally missed that??

  • Marchele

    You know SR is the biggest Beyonce and Obama hater. That's why she reports on them so much.

  • Marchele

    Nah she wants Bey, that's the problem! She acts like its something personal against Beyonce. Hate all you want but the girl is still talented.

  • evening agenda

    I had the same thought at some point, some type of lustful pain for Bey that she cant control.. there is something there, its so obvious.

  • evening agenda

    Its awesome how you were able to verify that Serena is in the video, not just bc you saw her, but you also saw her name in the credits. And you are probably a viewer like me, and here Sandra Rose is saying "Its not Serena." LOLL Shes a little huffy

  • evening agenda

    Well who is it Sandra? I bet its you, right?

  • Stan4NoOne

    No, it's not...

  • evening agenda

    And shes talking about it too LOL

  • Katniss

    Why does she continue to be in a marriage with a man who disrespects her! It's always the women you least expect with low self-esteem. Smh

  • Stan4NoOne

    She reconciled with her father years ago...

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Smart business mind I commend her grind. She knows every little thing will be talked about and scrutinized lol that man ain't going nowhere.

  • Satui Lerne

    Im at the May 1st show so Im slightly pissed she took so long...

  • http://thesinglewhitefemale.com Fefe Duran

    You're welcome Auntie!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Thank you !! How can Sandra fall for this every album/tour. Beyonce no longer does interviews. She fakes pregnancies and stirs divorce rumors. These blogs are just drooling waiting for an announcement. It ain't going to happen! Whatever is really going on we won't ever know. They'll be on a yacht drinking champagne once the tour is done. Cheers to the Carters for once again getting free publicity without doing actual press.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Madonna taught us that. Every album she was joining a new religion or posing naked in a book. Controversy sells!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Well she said you cheat just like all the men in her blood. It said you come home at 3 am and lie. How could she write an album, or want to, from someone else's perspective ?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    The visuals were nice. The lyrics and songs lacked depth. She's always trying to be "soulful" but with no soul. Go figure

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Oop lol

  • ?E?E?M?A

    She ain't have no miscarriage. She has had abortions though. Beyonce= pathological liar

  • ?E?E?M?A

    So that means it must be true!

  • Brook York

    Ooh...Sandra please spill that piping hot tea that you have over there. Do you think they'll release a joint statement?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Madonna is the queen of it for sure! Just like reality TV, just about everything entertainers, politicians and religious people (pastors, prophets, and saints) do is fake, sorry!

  • Hugga Bunch

    "You know you that b*** when you cause all this conversation."

    Bingo!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Yes, it does work time and time again, it's the nature of the game right now! Since the 1980's when the self-help industry took off, "how to have a winning personality," "how to get people to say yes," "how to make people like you" kinda stuff, we have been so disingenuous, and nothing more than facades, vanities, virtual people with people-selling (fake) veneers! But, this also helps to contribute to our rates of depression, no true identity either, how can we have empathy (part of your real net-worth)! So lost souls ensue and these wealthy entertainers become our role models and aspirations, and we their followers (The Kardashians and their mega-empire). The Carters and others see how easy it is, you can't blame them, they're opportunists, and we're enamored!

  • fromanotherplanet

    EXACTLY!!!

  • RESPECK MY NAME BIH

    I downloaded this and have been bopping to it all day.
    Idk I like the open, honest Beyoncé

  • evening agenda

    Im sure you will enjoy ! Like she said in one of the songs, she is worth every dime!

  • evening agenda

    He was referring to Serena. Booboo Rose told you it wasnt Serena, so Wakando was correcting that error-ed response.

  • evening agenda

    its called familiarity. she has seen it done by millions of men before. like she said in her song, she promised she couldnt stay after that, but love will make you do things you never thought youd do..

  • raysorbladeczar

    Well I don't know how further she got to go to get any deeper....but everyone is entitled to an opinion.

  • Saywhatnow?

    Took me so many hours to make it through, started last night finished this morning. Had to listen to Prince in between, damn Prince dead!!..anyhoo...no on cares about Jay and Bey's relationship, can't believe she dropped this emotional dribble. And what happened to the black pride songs. One of the songs (the one when she is pretending to play the piano) she started screaming, had to turned it off again. Lawd and her speaking voice, she should have gotten someone to read those poems for her. She doesn't have a voice. Never. not really.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Well they're repetitive of everything else she's done. I'm Beyonce..everybody worship me..men you can leave..ladies stand up. It sounded like her old songs like why don't you love me and upgrade you. In the beginning of why don't you love me she's like I take care of the house..clean..and some of the songs sounded just like it..and who run the world. We still don't know Beyonce.

  • Saywhatnow?

    I thought so too until she started talking about "you are like my father. ...a magician" and then started talking about him fvcking her pulling her in and asks that he be the magician again and make them like they use to be. Funny thing is the magician tarot card is a trickster. This is about Jay, well it is about her mom and all women who stay through the disrespect and find some sort of happiness with these type of men.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    True. Branding and marketing. Bets believe Jayz was sitting there for every meeting..video idea and concept for this project. I'm sure they had a discussion about "How can we fool them this time?" Then bloggers act like they're really divorcing. That sad thing is that Beyonce deceives the one who love her most. Her fans.

  • Saywhatnow?

    Ugh how many times she got to show this lie!

  • Saywhatnow?

    Exactly!!! Nothing but lies. She fought with him three years ago this is nothing but a lazy ass album.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Yea I've kind of had it with church. Not the religion tho. Whenever I go to a church and the pastor is doing the most I just wait til the end when they're going to ask for $300-$500. When the church is jumping and screaming and acting crazy it's going to be a payday! It's like motivational speaking. Pay me-be blessed.

  • Li

    How can you bop to a visual CD where she talks through 1/2 of it?

  • kylie jennersface

    I dnt think they r divorcing but it seems obvious they have plenty of issues they are or need to work on.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Yep, I grew-up with really religious family members and hated church, and always rebelled. I thought the people who attended and followed were supposed to be different, often not the case! The church went too secular and too Hollywood, and their lavish lifestyles are just too much for me! I believe in church for kids, until they can make up their own minds, also for to help parents, the ones with good resources!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    So true! It's probably funny for them to watch the reaction when they put it out! Jay-Z doesn't have to do all this to put out an album, only Kanye come with all the drama in releasing music. India Arie plainly stated on OWN with Oprah that it is their job to make you like them, code for fool you! Divorce rumors is their marketing ploy. It's not about the music anymore, sadly, why people don't want to buy it. After watching SNL's tribute to Prince, I understand why they have to resort to trickery, and he was also a master of illusion and mystique, but the music was pure and real!

  • RESPECK MY NAME BIH

    You can't read mf? I said I downloaded it, I didn't say I streamed the visual album.
    FYI smarty pants, it's a visual album not cd, there is no disc as of yet

  • Moon Lee

    That other true ghost artist, and poets wrote!

  • iWasteTime

    Oh. We weren't talking about in the video. Sandra and I were talking about something she said this week.

  • iWasteTime

    Aww man. I feel you... lol!!

  • iWasteTime

    The scene where He ans Young Bey on the couch, at the end he is jumping on a bed with Blue

  • nicelyput32

    Thanks

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good answer. She saw her mother and grandmother stay with their cheating husband. Mistake #1: Beyonce thought her big butt and pretty face would make him change. Mistake #2: Beyonce thought a baby would make him change.

  • rayne215

    lol, yall really think this is based on jay and bey life. im not buying it.

  • Hair Lova ???

    Came out of lurk mode for this. Yes the hell it did! Very creepy. Lay in the chair turned sideways. All the chicks. Shit just creepy as hell.

  • Hair Lova ???

    I thought that was bee ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That was a throwback home video of him sitting on the sofa next to little Beyonce. But in the next scene he is playing on a bed with Blue.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    God I'm glad I'm not a celebrity with my business all out in the street. That's not how I want to make my money. I don't want to ever feel like I owe anybody outside of my house an apology or explanation for the choices in MY house. I feel bad for children who grow up in the spot light. They usually become open wounds as adults.

  • stanhope

    She knew who JayZ was before she married him as some sort of excuse? Really bytch? What it speaks to is his immorality and dishonesty. Women who blame other women in situations such as this need an Iyanla moment....hell, an Iyanla year. Chicks who feel victimization by a man as their due are sad and most often manless. Purchase a clue.

  • stanhope

    You tell 'em!

  • stanhope

    Damn sister.....sit down and think about it....look at that ass of a daddy she had..what Tina put up with and now Tina buying that no talent gigolo richard lawson who's tongue is longer than the golden gate (golden gate...get it?). LOL. With those role models, she didn't stand a chance.

  • yvette46

    I'm with Sandra Rose on this one!! Totally painful I was so confused is she staying is she leaving? ? Jeesh...

  • yvette46

    Right!!

  • Cricket404

    In the video with her father, they were talking about grandparents that are no longer with them but if they were there she would have fun with them- switch to video of Blu and Matthew (grandparent) having fun. She did it for her daughter.

  • iWasteTime

    It was Bey on the pink couch but when it cuts to the hotel room and he is jumping on the bed with Blue

  • Alisa

    I don't understand how people rave over this. It is easy to mk folks think someone is creative because she spoke in metaphors and so called riddles. I think there was never any tension in her marriage. Everything in her life seems orchestrated to benefit her career. Then to use the mothers of murder victims. To use the treatment of black women by "Becky". Something black women are very touchy about vocally. So called pro black images/statements. The black woman mistreated then pics of her life from various home movies. It is the perfect ingredients for those that would drink up anything from her like a follower of Jim Jones. And you just pretend that you don't see the demonic white powder faces The plantation cult way of living . The attire and her hair thru the whole piece. The dark grainy look. I'm sorry but I'm shocked at the comments. She slayed, You better work, that was for black women etc... I don't dislike Beyonce I can admire true creativity but I'm not going to be a sheep and follow this chic down the rabbit hole. I'm not even very religious but that was 56 minutes plus of nothing but the devil. Call me whatever you want, leave your smart comments your girl bye etc.. I cant tell you what to think not even trying to change anyone's views. I know what I felt and it wasn't empowered

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I saw that scene with the baby powder on Beyonce's face. #whiteout

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I saw that scene with the baby powder on Beyonce's face. #whiteout

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I saw that scene with the baby powder on Beyonce's face. #whiteout

  • OSHH

    The Carter's trying to sell something and I am not the least bit interested.
    Here my Dear is a brilliant album.

  • OSHH

    The Carter's trying to sell something and I am not the least bit interested.
    Here my Dear is a brilliant album.

  • OSHH

    The Carter's trying to sell something and I am not the least bit interested.
    Here my Dear is a brilliant album.

  • Slim Goodie

    Here My Dear is the best album to listen to if going through a breakup. Quite frankly my favorite Marvin Gaye album. I didn't even realize Bey dropped an album. It's been on the hush.

  • Slim Goodie

    Here My Dear is the best album to listen to if going through a breakup. Quite frankly my favorite Marvin Gaye album. I didn't even realize Bey dropped an album. It's been on the hush.

  • SpideySense

    Worth watching? I been had HBO and was avoiding this circus

  • MsSincerity

    No it's not worth watching.

  • KILLERBEYHIVE

    Rihanna, Taylor swift Adele all released albums and got praised for it. Why are you all so angry with the praise and admiration Beyonce gets. I don't get it! How does that impact your life! It's not that serious, no need to get into ridiculous notions about the"" illuminati'' there's no such thing! Take the tin foil off lol....Beyonce simple released a new album, her fans liked it!. End of story.

  • sweetpeach0711

    I posted on my Facebook page about this....it is extremely demonic.

  • SpideySense

    Thanks for saving me 60 minutes

  • Guestest1

    And yet you admitted to watching it over and over.

  • MsSincerity

    You're very welcome.

  • PC Easley

    The poetry was written by someone else.

  • Alisa

    I never mentioned liking one over the other. You assumed illuminati Did I write it? No You like it fine but you can kiss my ass with all that other BS you talking. I can like what I like and I hv free will to dislike whatever I want. You need to grow up and learn how to accept the fact everyone will not enjoy nor am I going to be belittled into liking someone. You put your damn helmet back and wait for the short bus to pick you up. Don't come for me little girl being a lil Internet thug is not a good look. I'm not afraid of no damn beehive street team member. I SAID WHAT I SAID and we can go bk and forth as long as you like. Your a cute lil sheep