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Did Beyoncé change her 'Resentment' lyrics to call out cheating?

This may or may not have been Beyoncé telling Jay-Z off during their joint On The Run concert

By Andrea Tim | Published: 3 Jul 2014

Beyoncé's lashback
Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

What a show! Beyoncé and Jay-Z's fans in Ohio got more than they bargained for when Queen Bey, gasp, changed the lyrics to the emotional ballad, Resentment.

The song, originally performed by Victoria Beckham for her later shelved second album, draws on heartbreak and cheating. Beyoncé had reworked the original for her 2006 B'Day album, but further altered it for the Cincinnati leg of her and husband Jay-Z's On The Run Tour.

What the Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrity of 2014 should have sung was this: I'll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn't do it for you like your mistress could / And it's all because you lied... Been ridin' with you for six years why did I deserve / To be treated this way by you.

What she ended up singing was: I'll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn't do it for you like that wack bitch could / And it's all because you lied... Been ridin' with you for twelve years why did I deserve / To be treated this way by you. (Idea for another Beyoncelogue?)

Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been linked for twelve years since they co-starred in Jay-Z's music video for '03 Bonnie & Clyde, so it's not outrageous to take her sudden (and numerically coincidental) change of lyrics a little ominously. Is Mrs. Carter hinting at a cheating scandal involving Mr. Carter or was it just a stunt to get fans atwitter? More importantly, is this a harbinger of a supercouple breakup? Oh, the scandal.


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