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30 Times Beyoncé and Jay Z Have Hinted at Cheating in Their Songs

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Trouble in paradise?

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Trouble in paradise?

Beyoncé and Jay Z's relationship got us lookin' so crazy right now — because we seriously can't figure these two out. On one hand, they project the image of a perfect family unit; but on the other, well, they sure want us to think that Jay Z has stepped out a lot

Cheating rumors regarding their marriage reached a fever pitch last year with the release of Bey's Lemonade and sent Becky with the good hair into hiding. But we still aren't 100 percent sure these two have ever really experienced any marital strife.

So, uh, did he or didn't he? Check out some of the seemingly telling lyrics throughout the couple's history together.

Originally published April 2016. Updated April 2017.

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'Hold Up,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

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'Hold Up,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

"What's worse, looking jealous or crazy? Jealous or crazy?/More like walked all over lately, walked all over lately, I'd rather be crazy." 

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'Hold Up,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

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'Hold Up,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

"It's such a shame, you let this good love go to waste. "

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'Daddy Lessons,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

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'Daddy Lessons,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

"My daddy warned me about men like you/He said, 'Baby girl, he's playing you.'"

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

"Who the fuck do you think I am? You ain't married to no average bitch, boy."

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

"I am the dragon breathing fire/Beautiful man, I'm the lion/Beautiful man, I know you're lying."

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

"I smell that fragrance on your Louis V, boy/Just give my fat ass a big kiss, boy/Tonight I'm fucking up all your shit, boy."

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

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'Don't Hurt Yourself,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

"This is your final warning/You know I give you life/If you try this shit again you gon' lose your wife."

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'Sorry,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

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'Sorry,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

"Looking at my watch, he shoulda been home/Today I regret the night I put that ring on/He always got them fucking excuses."

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'Sorry,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

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'Sorry,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

"He only want me when I'm not on there/He better call Becky with the good hair."

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'Love Drought,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

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'Love Drought,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

"I've always been committed, I've been focused/I always paid attention, been devoted, tell me what did I do wrong?"

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'Love Drought,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

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'Love Drought,' 'Lemonade' (2016) — cont.

"Ten times out of nine, I know you're lying/
But nine times outta ten, I know you're trying."

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'Pray You Catch Me,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

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'Pray You Catch Me,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

"You can taste the dishonesty/It's on your breath as you pass it off so cavalier." 

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'Sandcastles,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

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'Sandcastles,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

"Pictures snatched out the frame/ Bitch, I scratched out your name and your face/
What is it about you that I can't erase, baby?"

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'All Night,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

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'All Night,' 'Lemonade' (2016)

"Found the truth beneath your lies
/And true love never has to hide."

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'Resentment,' 'B'Day' (2006)

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'Resentment,' 'B'Day' (2006)

"You could've told me you weren't happy/I know you didn't want to hurt me/Look what you've done to me now/I gotta look at her in the eyes/And see she's had half of me... She ain't even half of me/That bitch will never be."

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'Haunted,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

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'Haunted,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

"I know if I'm onto you/I'm onto you/You must be onto me."

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'Ring the Alarm,' 'B'Day' (2006)

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'Ring the Alarm,' 'B'Day' (2006)

"Tell me how should I feel when I know what I know/And my female intuition telling me you a dog/People told me 'bout the flames I couldn't see through the smoke/When I need answers, accusations what you mean you gon' choke." 

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'Broken-Hearted Girl'

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'Broken-Hearted Girl'

"You're the only one I wish I could forget/The only one I love to not forgive/And though you break my heart/You're the only one/And though there are times when I hate you 'cause I can't erase/The times that you hurt me and put tears on my face/And even now while I hate you, it pains me to say/I know I'll be there at the end of the day." 

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'Me, Myself and I,' 'Dangerously in Love' (2003)

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'Me, Myself and I,' 'Dangerously in Love' (2003)

"I can't believe I believed everything we had would last/So young and naive of me to think she was from your past/Silly of me to dream of one day havin' your kids/Love is so blind, it feels right when it's wrong." 

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'Jealous,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

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'Jealous,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

"I never broke one promise, and I know when you're not honest/And I hate you for your lies and your covers/And I hate us for making good love to each other." 

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'Ring Off,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

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'Ring Off,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

"Until you had enough then you took that ring off/You took that ring off/So tired of the lies and trying and fighting and crying/You took that ring off/Ooh now the fun begins!"

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'Why Don't You Love Me'

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'Why Don't You Love Me'

"I'd hate to see you come home/Me, the kids, and the dog is gone/Check my credentials/I give you everything you want, everything you need/Even your friends say I'm a good woman/All I need to know is why?"

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'Mine,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

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'Mine,' 'Beyoncé' (2013)

"Been havin' conversations about break-ups and separations/I'm not feelin' like myself since the baby/Are we gonna even make it?/'Cause if we are, we're takin' this a little too far." 

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'Irreplaceable,' 'B'Day' (2006)

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'Irreplaceable,' 'B'Day' (2006)

"So go ahead and get gone/And call up that chick and see if she's home/Oops, I bet ya thought I didn't know/What did you think I was putting you out for?"

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'My Man,' 'Destiny Fulfilled' (2004)

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'My Man,' 'Destiny Fulfilled' (2004)

"You say that he's wrong/You say that he's no good/Leave 'em alone 'cause he's gonna hurt you/But what they don't know is how he makes me feel/You say that he creeps, always runnin' the streets/He's playing the game, and he'll never love me/You say that he's fake, but why does it feel so real." 

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'Big Pimpin'

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'Big Pimpin'

"Many chicks want to put Jigga fist in cuffs, divorce him and split his bucks/Just because you got good head, I'mma break bread/So you can be livin' it up?/ Shit, I parts with nothin', y'all be frontin', me give my heart to a woman?/Not for nothin', never happen, I'll be forever mackin'."

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'F*ck All Nite'

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'F*ck All Nite'

"Guess who's back in my motherf*cking house/Half-black, half-white chick; I call her Minnie Mouse."

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'Soon You'll Understand'

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'Soon You'll Understand'

"And in my mind I really want you to be my wife forever/But in the physical, it's like I'mma be trife forever."

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