Jay Z’s highly anticipated album “4:44” dropped on Friday and it confirmed he cheated on Beyonce. Hov first comes clean about his infidelity in the song “Kill Jay Z” where he raps the following:
You almost went Eric Benét
Let the baddest girl in the world get away
I don’t even know what else to say
Nigga, never go Eric Benét!
Naturally, this caused a debate on social media about why Beyoncé would stay with someone who, we can assume, habitually cheated on her. People proposed their theories and while some had valid points we will never know the reason Beyoncé chose to stay with him. So I asked myself, would I stay with my partner if they cheated?
In the past cheating for me was an unforgivable offense. My attitude was “you think you’re going to cheat on the best thing ever to happen to you and expect me to stay?” I still feel this way but am more mature and in a relationship it would be hard to walk away from and honestly I can’t imagine either of us cheating.
But, what would I do if it happened? I thought about this heavily after Lemonade and even more now after Jay Z’s admission. If I found myself in Jay and Bey’s situation I would ask myself the following questions:
- Are we as a couple willing to fix the damage caused?
- Do we think it’s worth it?
- Is cheating a result of earlier issues we never fully addressed? (Issa and Lawrence I’m looking at you)
The answer to these questions would decide whether I stay or go, but I hope and pray I never find myself having to ask them.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! How do you feel about cheating? Have you been cheated on? What would make you stay if your partner cheated? Share your thoughts and personal stories below in the comments!