By Amanda Wicks
Jay-Z appears on the remix of Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s single “All the Way Up,” and he references Beyoncé’s Lemonade in his verse.
“You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions/Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is.” He references Prince in a later line, rapping, “We never gonna let the elevator take ’em down.”
It’s the first time Jay-Z has addressed his wife’s most recent album, which insinuates he cheated on her. He might get to have more of a say when the rumored joint album they recorded together drops. It also shows that the beef between the rapper and Fat Joe seems to really be over. The two appeared backstage at Beyoncé’s L.A. Formation show, sparking rumors that their bad blood was behind them. This remix solidifies that step forward.
Speaking with Billboard the day the remix dropped, Fat Joe explained why he wanted Jay-Z over other rappers. “I turned down some really really really big names for the remix,” he said. “Like, the biggest guys on Earth but was just like, yo, I wanna keep it New York.”
Given that he got Jay-Z and premiered the song at Yankees Stadium on May 24, he’s achieved that goal.