Jay-Z and Beyonce are commemorating a decade since their first collaboration, “‘03 Bonnie and Clyde,” with a new song on the rapper’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album entitled “Part II (On The Run).” The latest lyrics to be released from Jay-Z’s twelfth solo effort via his Samsung app finds the Carters in love and defiant.
“And if loving you is a crime/ Tell me why do I bring out/ The best in you,” the lyrics read.
Though not clearly indicated which parts are whose, it is easier to tell which lines belong to Jay. Pledging his devotion to Bey, Hov references their matching “IV” ring-finger tattoos.
“I’m an outlaw/ Gotta outlaw chick/ Bumping Tupac/ On my outlaw sh–/ Matching tatts this ink don’t come off/ Even if rings come off/ If things ring off/ My nails get dirty.”
“Part II (On The Run)” also addresses the mix-match perception of the couple’s relationship, painting Jay-Z as the “bad guy” that Beyonce falls for, which was common commentary during the Carters’ early years.
“If you go to heaven and they bring me to hell/ Just sneak out and meet me/ Bring me a box of L’s,” Jay-Z raps. “She fell in love with the bad guy/ The bad guy/ What you doing with them rap guys/ Them rap guys/ They ain’t see potential in me girl/ But you see it if it’s you and me against the world/ Then so be it.”
Magna Carta Holy Grail drops July 4. Check out the “Part II (On The Run)” lyrics below.