JAY-Z's album release comes over a year after Beyonce dropped Lemonade
, which follows a woman's emotional journey after finding out that her husband has cheated on her. The father of three
says prior to coming out with 4:44
, he had his wife listen to it first, before anyone else. "We just got to a place where, in order for this to work, this can’t be fake," he continues. "Not one ounce. I’m not saying it wasn’t uncomfortable because obviously it was."