第一段：On her sixth solo album, Beyoncé Knowles Carter starts rolling mid-scene:She’s just realized that her husband is cheating on her. The surroundingcontext is familiar to anyone who follows popular culture. Beyoncé and Jay Zare the most famous musical couple on the planet, and Beyoncé in particular isin a great place. With 2013’s Beyoncé, MJ-level talent met pop-perfectionism ina moment that defined album-cycle disruption; moreover, it was a victory lapBey took as pop feminism's reigning goddess. Jay Z, on the other hand, is arapper who used to rap brilliantly and sometimes still sounds good when hereally tries, but his music has become secondary. Over the course of theireight-year marriage and long courtship before that, Jay Z and Beyoncé’s privaterelationship seemed to play out in song, in concert, and of course, in thetabloids. But Beyoncé’s “smile pretty and give no interviews” approach topublic relations over the last couple of years, combined with “the elevatorincident” and subsequent speculation about the state of their marriage, andfollowed by their public makeup (see: VMAs 2014, On the Run Tour), hassuggested that something has changed, but that Beyoncé would prefer we not knowthe specifics.
在她的第六张个人专辑中，局长开始徘徊:她刚刚意识到她的丈夫在欺骗她。任何关注流行文化的人都熟悉局长的地位与处境。碧昂丝和JayZ是世界上最著名的音乐人夫妻，尤其是碧昂丝。2013年的碧昂斯将MJ级别的才华与完美的流行音乐结合在一起（应该是指2013年12月的局长同名专辑），那一刻，系列专辑被打乱了（应该是指局长专辑内容上的巨大改变）;此外，这是局长作为流行女权主义的统治女神的胜利光环。另一方面，Jay Z是一位饶舌歌手，他过去的说唱很出色，有时候当他真正去做音乐的时候，听起来仍然很好，但他的音乐已经变成了次要的。在他们8年的婚姻和之前的长期恋爱过程中，Jay Z和碧昂斯的私人关系似乎在歌曲中、音乐会上、当然还有小报上都有体现。但碧昂斯在过去几年中的“总是微笑对外，不接受采访”的公关方法,再结合“电梯事件”和随后对他们婚姻的猜测,以及随后的公共形象(见:2014年VMA和巡演),表明有些事情已经改变了,但是碧昂丝不想让我们知道细节。