We’ve been saying since Lemonade dropped that Beyoncé likely didn’t write the songs as insight about her relationship with Jay Z. It’s marketing genius at play….not actual relationship drama. Now, Lemonade songwriter Ingrid confirms that’s the case for at least one song on the album. Find out why she wrote “Love Drought” inside, plus hear DJ Mustard’s new song with Nicki Minaj and Jeremih….
Houston rapper Ingrid is no stranger to writing for Beyoncé. She has writing credits on the Beyoncé album and now on Lemonade. The H-Town Third Ward rapper also grew up with Bey, and has been part of her writing team for a while.
Plenty of fans thought the songs were all about Jay. But Ingrid just dished to Genius, the site all about breaking down lyrics and songs, that she co-wrote “Love Drought” and came up with the idea when she was fed up with Bey’s label Parkwood.
Ingrid wrote the song to talk about trust issues with a relationship….a relationship with the label that is. Apparently Parkwood lied to her telling her Bey wasn’t listening to any new music from writers….when she actually was.
“Two of the people who were running [Parkwood] at the time had lied to me and told me that Beyoncé wasn’t currently listening to any new music,” Ingrid says. Shortly after that, in a studio session, Ingrid overheard the same label execs reading off Bey’s notes on another Parkwood artist’s music—a clear indication that she was listening to new music. The frustration fueled her to to write “Love Drought,” in a moment of anger.
As for her relationship with the label now:
“The only way that I could really get over it was like, ‘[Laughs] She’s gonna sing the song I wrote about her label one day,’” Ingrid tells Genius. Parkwood Entertainment has since gone through an executive overhaul and things seem to be going just fine for Ingrid there now. She recently released her single, “Flex,” a standout collaboration with Sevyn Streeter.
So there you have it! Check out the full video below:
In other music news, producer DJ Mustard just dropped his new track “Don’t Hurt ‘Em” featuring Nicki Minaj & Jeremih.
The typical synthesized Mustard beat gets laced with Nicki (who he worked with on The Pinkprint) talking about her bedroom behavior and “b*tches begging her to pass the baton,” per usual, and Jeremih (who he collabo’d with on “Don’t Tell ‘Em”) crooning the chorus. You can check it out now on TIDAL on the site and a preview below:
By the way, DJ Mustard will also be joining Rihanna on the European dates of the ANTI Tour.
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