Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped off their joint Everything Is Love album and with it arrived a stunning visual accompaniment for the project’s second track “APESHIT.” Per usual, there are no signs of aesthetic inadequacies as director Ricky Saiz takes The Carters to The Louvre museum in Paris to execute the vision.
On the track itself, you’ll find familiar ad-libs courtesy of Quavo, as The Carters spar off on the radio-friendly joint that you’ll likely have no choice but to hear throughout this summer season. As has been the case on recent Jay-Z and Beyoncé collaborations, Bey comes through with a delivery that leans more towards rapping than singing before Jay assumes his natural form.
The video is stockpiled with symbolic elements, including a scene with young black men kneeling in formation as Jay-Z lets out, “I said no to the Super Bowl/You need me, I don’t need you/Every night we in the endzone/tell the NFL we in stadiums too.”
Last year, Jay teased fans when he revealed that he and Beyonce had been working on a joint album prior to the arrival of their respective Lemonade and 4:44 outings: “It happened — we were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together. And then the music she was making at that time was further along. So, her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on.”
Last night was a fucking zoo
Stagediving in a pool of people
Ran through Liverpool like a fucking Beatle
Smoke gorilla glue like it's fucking legal
Tell the Grammy's fuck that 0 for 8 shit
Have you ever seen the crowd goin' apeshit?