BY GRACE BEAL
A co-writer of Beyonce’s track “Love Drought” off of Lemonade claims that the track is not an anti-Jay Z one, but more of an attack on Beyonce’s label. The co-writer, Ingrid Burley, revealed this in an interview with Genius, and claims that Beyonce herself wasn’t conscious of the fact that “Love Drought” was inspired by frustration with the label.
Burley says that “two of the people who were running the label at the time had lied to me and told me Beyonce wasn’t currently listening to any new music,” which contrasted with Burley’s attendance at a writing camp for Beyonce in Los Angeles just days later. There, Burley was told that Beyonce had made notes on the tracks she was interested in.
“…She starts reading these notes…and I’m like, ‘you just told me that she’s not listening to any music,” says Burley, “I was so pissed…I was just thinking as I’m looping this beat I couldn’t get out of my head the fact that they just lied to me!”
Below, Burley speaks about the song’s lyrics and reveal their true meaning.