People Think JAY-Z’s 4:44 Album Title Has a Connection to That Elevator Fight
JAY-Z wasted almost no time after welcoming twins Rumi and Sir Carter into the world before dropping his new album, 4:44, his long-awaited response to Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which was blessed with personalized input from Queen Bey herself. Now that the initial hype has quieted a bit, fans are digging deeper into the album, with one astute Twitter user providing an observation that has a lot of people shook: 444 is the address of the rooftop bar at The Standard, which is the hotel where JAY-Z and sister-in-law Solange had their infamous elevator fight.
“I’m at The Standard where Solange beat Jay-Z’s ass in the elevator. THE ADDRESS IS 444. I AM SHOOK,” Twitter user @StephenOssola tweeted alongside a photo of the address. Technically, the primary address of The Standard is 848 Washington, but 444 West 13th Street is the address of the hotel’s swanky penthouse club Le Bain. The Met Gala party where the elevator fight took place was at The Top of The Standard (formerly the Boom Boom Room), which does not have an address listed on The Standard’s website.
For his part, the rapper told iHeartRadio that the album title was significant for a different reason. “‘4:44′ is a song that I wrote, and it’s the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album. And I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44am, to write this song,” he explained. “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.”
It’s worth noting too, that the number four has become a symbol of happiness in the Carter family, with both JAY-Z and Beyoncé birthdays on the fourth, their wedding on April, 4, 2008, and Blue Ivy’s middle name inspired by the Roman numeral IV.
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(h/t Mashable; photo via Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Roc Nation)