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Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles confirms Lemonade is about Jay-Z's infidelity

Amy Mulvaney

Published 10/05/2016 | 16:30

Beyonce and Tina Knowles
Beyonce and Tina Knowles
Beyonce with her mum Tina Knowles
Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' was released as a 'visual album', airing on HBO before becoming available on streaming service Tidal.
Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Beyonce attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Beyonce, Solange and Jay-Z outside the infamous lift at the Met Gala in 2014
Beyonce and Solange with their mother Tina
Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles married actor Richard Lawson on a yacht in April. Cliff Watts/Beyonce.com
Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z attend the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (Al Bello/Getty)

Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles has confirmed the world's worst kept secret - Lemonade was inspired by Jay'Z's infidelity.

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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.”

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' was released as a 'visual album', airing on HBO before becoming available on streaming service Tidal.
Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' was released as a 'visual album', airing on HBO before becoming available on streaming service Tidal.

"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.

Beyonce, Solange and Jay-Z outside the infamous lift at the Met Gala in 2014
Beyonce, Solange and Jay-Z outside the infamous lift at the Met Gala in 2014

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."

Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend the
Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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