Jay-Z's 'Family Feud' Video Puts Some of Hollywood's Strongest Women in the Spotlight
In the track, the rapper confirms he cheated on his wife, Beyoncé.
Every family has its struggles, and the Carters are airing theirs out for the world.
In the newly released video for Jay-Z's "Family Feud," which features a star-studded cast, the rapper comes clean about cheating on his wife, Beyoncé. The track, featured on Jay-Z's hit album 4:44, is the first time the rapper has confirmed rumors of infidelity.
The eight-minute video was directed by all-star producer Ava DuVernay, who revealed behind-the-scenes tidbits via Twitter:
"The first scene focuses on errors," DuVernay shared after the video was released. "All families hurt each other. Mistakes are made. Expectations unmet. Jealousies fester."
The video takes viewers to the year 2444, and tells a tale of murder and intrigue. Elements of politics and infidelity continue throughout as it hops back through past generation after past generation, and strong men and women — otherwise known as The Founding Mothers — weather various dramas and fight to change the world.
In the end, the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, watches her parents perform together in church confessional booths — the same place Jay-Z confesses his sins to his wife earlier in the video.
Talent the likes of Mindy Kaling, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson, Janet Mock, Brie Larson, Constance Wu, Niecy Nash, and Susan Kelechi Watson, Michael B. Jordan, Trevante Rhodes, Thandie Newton, Jessica Chastain, Irene Bedard, Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo, Emayatzy Corinealdi, America Ferrera, Aisha Hinds, Henry G. Sanders, and Storm Reid are featured in the video.
Many of these stars promoted the video on Friday.
Watch "Family Feud" on Tidal now.