Liv dishes up the smack-talking early in this lyrical backlash by opening the song with the words, "Sorry Ms Carter," appearing in the video, when the name of the tune is "Sorry Mrs. Carter." Typo? Probably not. This will become the most subtle dig of the video, which comes screaming out of the gates with, "You know what I was gonna respect you, but since you crossed over into my lane it's time to check you."
"The other woman" in Beyoncé's life quickly asserts that "me and Jay never screwed" (charming) but that won't give the "Drunk in Love" songstress much solace. Liv raps about how Jay Z prefers models like her, how he could be himself with her and then digs the knife in deeper with, "We were attracted like magnets, us crossing paths was no accident. When I stepped out, I took a piece of his heart." Yowza.
If there has been a juicier grasp at 15 minutes of fame, we've not seen it lately. After Liv is done talking about the mutual attraction between Jay Z and herself, she kicks it up a notch by ripping off some lyrics from the couple's songs. She makes a reference to not being one of Jay Z's 99 problems and addresses the "single ladies."
Probably the lowest blow Liv delivers is when she attacks Beyoncé as a wife. She chastises Queen Bey for her "surfbort" lyrics in "Drunk in Love," insinuating that she needs to act like a married woman and set an example for young women.
If this were just a rap video, it would likely be widely panned. It's not that good, the footage is cliché, the lip-syncing is embarrassing and frankly, we can't tell what's going on with that hair — but it ain't good. This mediocre-at-best endeavor adds fuel to the Carters' breakup fire though, so this sorry-not-sorry anthem is too good to pass up. Be warned, the language makes it NSFW. The rest of it makes it not really suitable for anything, other than a very public slap in the face to Beyoncé.
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