With every Jay Z verse comes Genius clicks, lyric-digging, and a million and one questions. "Is it true stay he stay in beef," he once rapped in 1997. And it's for good reason because the arrival of new Jigga verses produce a lot of speculation. So last night (February 12), when Tidal surprised fans with Jay Z's first 2017 offering via a feature alongside wife Beyoncé on DJ Khaled's "Shining" single, the streets got to tweeting and the theories got to be theorized.
A flurry of standout moments take place in Jay's verse. He cleverly references 21 Savage ("21 Grammys, I'm a savage ni—a") and even finds time to open up about having twins ("The European trucks for the twin babies... I want a boy and girl, I fight for truth / Whatever God give me, I'm cool"). But the one line that is generating speculation is one that has some believing is a shot toward Drake:
"I know you ain't out here talkin' numbers, right? / I know you ain't out here talkin' summers, right? / I know you ain't walkin' 'round talkin' down, saying boss shit when you a runner, right?"
While this isn't the first time a Jay verse has spawned Drake submlinal shots, the line has drawn a buzz on social media with many believing Hov is responding to subtle jabs that may have been thrown toward him on Drizzy's "Summer Sixteen" and "Sneakin."
While this is all speculation, Twitter ran with the story. See the reactions below.
PartyNextDoor wrote this new Beyoncé song and Jay Z subbed Drake on it— Edward Elohim (@deezydothis) February 13, 2017