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One Of The Writers For Beyoncé Came Clean About What "Love Drought" Is About And It Isn't Jay Z

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Ingrid Burley, a Houston-raised writer signed to Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, just shut down every single rumor that the song “Love Drought” is about Jay Z in a recent interview with Genius:

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When Lemonade dropped, it gained national attention for many reasons — one being infidelity.

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A lot of people assumed the song "Love Drought" was about Beyoncé regaining trust in Jay Z, but it was actually about Ingrid's frustration with Beyoncé's label.

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While Ingrid was a part of Beyoncé’s writing camp (along with Mike Dean), two people who were running the label told Ingrid that Beyoncé was not listening to new music.

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And It wasn't until Ingrid was told from the same people that Beyoncé had notes for another artist that she realized she was lied to.

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She challenged herself to write about her feelings on the situation, while trying to understand the other side’s perspective.

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She expressed her frustration that people in the industry were only used to working with Beyoncé.

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And the lines "You're my lifeline, are you tryna kill me?" refers to her not having a source of income if she didn't have the opportunity to write music.

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In the song, she also touched on how the industry is based off of a hierarchy.

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And how she refused to degrade herself to get work.

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And if you don’t think Ingrid is a musical genius yet, you have to appreciate that the hook of the song is actually a metaphor for her love for music...not Beyoncé's love for Jay.

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Since she was so in her feelings about the entire situation, she actually checked herself about it in the song.

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She figured out the only way she could get over the entire situation was to creatively express it.

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And knew that Beyoncé would somehow relate to the lyrics.

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You have to respect the fact that Ingrid turned an entire song about her struggles with the music industry into a love song that was groundbreaking love song.

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