The Crazy Link Between JAY-Z's '4:44' Album Title and the Infamous Elevator Scuffle With Solange Knowles
By Desiree Murphy
JAY-Z fans are connecting the dots.
Following the release of the rapper's latest album, 4:44, fans haven't been able to stop raving over tracks like "Kill Jay Z" and "4:44," which seemingly address wife Beyoncé's Lemonade album, cheating allegations and that infamous elevator fight with Solange Knowles following the 2014 Met Ball. But now, the internet is going wild over a small detail a fan on Twitter pointed out.
"I'm at The Standard where Solange beat Jay-Z's a** in the elevator," user @StephenOssola tweeted. "THE ADDRESS IS 444. I AM SHOOK."
"444 W 13th Street," he added. "4:44 IS ALSO HIS 13th STUDIO ALBUM."
Technically, the primary address of the building is 848 Washington St., New York, New York, but when ET called the hotel on Thursday, they confirmed 444 W 13th Street is the address for Le Bain, a discothèque and rooftop bar on the top floor of the hotel.
As fans may recall, iHeartRadio asked JAY-Z in June why he chose to name his new album 4:44.
"I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44 a.m., to write this song," he said, referring to the title track. "So it became the title of the album and everything. It's the title track because it's such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I've ever written."