10 Thoughts You Had Watching Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Beyoncé’s new album/short film/virtual divorce papers/campaign trailer for her 2020 presidential run dropped this weekend and I am not ok. As the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make an album about your potentially cheating scumbag of a husband and drop it on a site that’s the musical equivalent of Gretchen Wieners. Stop trying to make Tidal happen, it’s not going to happen.

Anyway, here are 10 thoughts I had whilst watching the entire 57 minutes of Lemonade on HBO after my roommate was able to steal someone’s login info.

  1. OK I know this is Beyoncé and I’m currently in the virtual presence of my God, but this video has some serious Carrie vibes and I’m probably not going to be able to sleep tonight.
  2. @Jay Z: You might wanna reconsider your 99 problems philosophy
  3. I think I would like “ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks” written on my tombstone. Right underneath “this was a homicide”
  5. This deserves an Oscar. I haven’t seen cinematography this good since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when Voldemort appeared on professor Quirrell’s head and 8-year-old me was like woahhhhhh
  6. Country, huh? Unexpected, but not entirely unwelcome. Like finding a surprise piece of bacon in your guacamole.
  7. I’m scared but excited and also sad yet confused. And now I’m also thirsty and craving lemonade.
  8. Jay Z is a heartless scalawag who deserves to be promptly defenestrated for cheating on Beyoncé.
  9. Jay Z is a kind, loving father and attentive husband and I would like to be adopted into their family at their earliest convenience.
  10. Maybe if I’m really, really good for the next 60 years I can come back in my next life as Beyoncé’s left shoe.


  1. allisonarnone

    HAHA yes! This. I started it live Saturday night and thought I was watching a divorce in real time. It’s always been speculated that Jay cheated but daaaaaaayum, guess no one’s wondering now. I can’t even believe he agreed to this being aired; you know what they say…hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    I agree with all your thoughts: some scenes were reminiscent of a horror movie, some scenes so beautiful I felt like I was watching magic. The songs are just so SO good, too. (Sorry? I can’t stop playing it. She also says “suck on my balls” in it which I LOVE).

    I’ve already watched it twice.

  2. Omg yes to all of this. Lemonade is so incredible and I honestly cried watching it. It’s just so damn good.

  3. OMG! This was too funny, especially thought number 10 (it’s honestly something that I consider on a daily basis). Anyway, I haven’t seen Lemonade yet, but this has totally gotten me hyped up for when I finally watch it.


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