Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles confirms Lemonade is about Jay-Z's infidelity
Published 10/05/2016 | 16:30
Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles has confirmed the world's worst kept secret - Lemonade was inspired by Jay'Z's infidelity.
Since the album dropped, fans have spent weeks guessing who "Becky with the good hair" is, while Tina has said that they're missing the point.
"People make it all about the cheating and the betrayal," Tina Knowles Lawson told ABC 13.
"Yes, that's a part of it, because that is something you have to heal from. But the overall film, if you really listen to the poetry, is one of hope and redemption, and hopefully that can be healing for people.”
"It could be about anyone's marriage. I think that everybody at one time or another has been betrayed, lied to."
"It's about the pain and it's about the healing process, and it's about how do you get past that and move on."
Beyonce's marriage problems were thrown into the spotlight in April 2014 when footage was leaked of her sister Solange attacking Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala.
Tina, who was Destiny's Child stylist for years and has a clothing line, experienced infidelity first-hand when her 31-year marriage to Matthew Knowles ended in 2011. The couple split when it emerged that Matthew had fathered a child with another woman. She is now married to actor Richard Lawson.
In the interview, Tina said how Beyonce and Solange helped her through the divorce.
"I remember my first little pity party and I called them crying and you know, they all came. We had a slumber party, we watched old movies all night and ate ice-cream. It was very healing."
"My children are my rock", she said.
"It's just the best gift God could have given me."