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Eric Benét Responds to Name-Drop on Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’

Jay-Z alluded to a number of revelations in his newly dropped album, “4:44” — his beef with Kanye West, the Oscars envelope-gate, and his alleged infidelity with “Becky with the good hair.”

At least one person wasn’t so thrilled with how he addressed that last one. In the opening song, “Kill Jay-Z,” the musician referenced his reported cheating on Beyoncé, rapping, “You almost went Eric Benét / Let the baddest girl in the world get away / I don’t even know what else to say / N—a, never go Eric Benét.”

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The line is notably a nod to when Benét was unfaithful to his then-wife, Halle Berry, in the early 2000s. The two were married in 2001, separated by 2003, and their divorce was finalized in 2005.

Benét aptly responded to the name-drop on Twitter Friday morning, writing, “Hey yo [Jay-Z]! Just so ya know, I got the baddest girl in the world as my wife… like right now!”

Benét was referring to Manuela Testolini, who he’s been married to since 2011.

Hey yo #Jayz! Just so ya know, I got the baddest girl in the world as my wife….like right now! ✌?

Source: http://variety.com/2017/music/news/eric-benet-jay-z-444-name-drop-1202484335/

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