Bey Bey my Yoko Ono, Rih Rih complete the family

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Illest Motherfucker Alive Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay extends on the Beatles talk by comparing his wife Beyoncé to Yoko Ono, the widow of ex-Beatle John Lennon (murdered in 1980). This is a bit of an odd reference, since Yoko was often blamed for the break-up of the Beatles and the ebbing of John’s musical genius.

Rih Rih is Rihanna, who is currently managed by Jay-Z via his Roc Nation label.

There’s also some interesting wordplay in the same line. “Rih Rih complete the family” could also be interpreted as “Rih re-complete the family.” Because Hov’s original record company Roc-A-Fella failed, Jay-Z had to build a new empire via the creation of Roc Nation; with the addition of Rihanna Jay’s music dynasty is finally rebuilt.

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