At least one person wasn’t so thrilled with how he addressed that last one. In the opening song, “Kill Jay-Z,” the musician referenced his reported cheating on Beyoncé, rapping, “You almost went Eric Benét / Let the baddest girl in the world get away / I don’t even know what else to say / N—a, never go Eric Benét.”
The line is notably a nod to when Benét was unfaithful to his then-wife, Halle Berry, in the early 2000s. The two were married in 2001, separated by 2003, and their divorce was finalized in 2005.
Benét aptly responded to the name-drop on Twitter Friday morning, writing, “Hey yo [Jay-Z]! Just so ya know, I got the baddest girl in the world as my wife… like right now!”
Benét was referring to Manuela Testolini, who he’s been married to since 2011.
Hey yo #Jayz! Just so ya know, I got the baddest girl in the world as my wife….like right now! ✌🏾
— Eric Benét (@ebenet) June 30, 2017
The intro track comes as a seeming mea culpa after Beyoncé dropped her unapologetic anthem “Sorry” in 2016 off the record-breaking visual album “Lemonade,” suggesting, “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.”
The rapper finally settled the infamously immortalized incident: “I’ll f— up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone Becky! / A man who don’t take care of his family can’t be rich.”
Jay-Z’s entire 10-song album dropped exclusively on Tidal in partnership with Sprint on Friday.