It was a speech from JAY-Z’s grandmother, Hattie White, that helped encourage the title of Beyoncé’s landmark 2016 album Lemonade. This Christmas, the Carter household left a equally lasting memorial to the 93-year-old Brooklynite.
Over the vacations, the Carter household -- JAY-Z, Beyoncé, their three youngsters and Grandma Hattie -- visited a bench in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park that has reportedly been inscribed with a tribute within the matriarch’s honor.
According to the JAY-Z Instagram fan account aintnojigga, the inscription reads: “Someone is sitting within the shade immediately as a result of somebody planted a tree a very long time in the past. With love and admiration to our root, Hattie White.”
Three years in the past, at her 90th party, White delivered a speech that wound up being sampled on the Lemonade monitor “Freedom” and later impressed the album’s title: “I had my ups and downs, however I all the time discover the inside energy to drag myself up. I used to be served lemons, however I made lemonade.”
After a really profitable 2018 that noticed the Carters tour the world and launch an acclaimed album collectively, it appears becoming they ended the yr paying tribute to the household’s roots.