27 July 2017, 10:13
Hint: it has something to do with a certain elevator incident...
A new theory behind why Jay Z named his album '4:44' is currently sending the Internet into overdrive.
The rapper has previously recalled how he woke up at exactly 4:44am to pen the title track for the album, providing it with its name.
However, the new theory suggests that the name may be related to an entirely different incident - one involving his wife's younger sister, Solange Knowles.
One eagle-eyed Twitter user sparked worldwide discussion after pointing out that The Standard Hotel, where Solange was infamously involved in a physical altercation in an elevator with Hov in 2014, shares the same number in it's address as Jay Z's album title.
"I'm at The Standard where Solange beat Jay-Z's a** in the elevator," tweeted the fan. "THE ADDRESS IS 444. I AM SHOOK."
I'm at The Standard where Solange beat Jay-Z's ass in the elevator. THE ADDRESS IS 444. I AM SHOOK pic.twitter.com/ZKtAVxMQiS— Stephen (@StephenOssola) July 26, 2017
After going viral, it was later revealed that the hotels address isn’t actually 444; it’s 848 Washington St.
The address belonging to it's rooftop bar Le Bain, however, is 444 West 13th Street.
Further investigation from some very invested fans followed, soon exposing 444 as the hotels second address where, interestingly, you can take an elevator directly to the top floor.
We called the hotel. 444 West 13th is the secondary address for the hotel off 13th St., where you can take an elevator direct to top floor.— DJBooth (@DJBooth) July 26, 2017
Jay Z even references the elevator incident during the intro to '4:44's 'Kill Jay Z'.
"You egged Solange on," he spits on the track. "Knowing all along, all you had to say [is that] you was wrong."
As expected, fans took to Twitter to share their views on the developing revelation.
Hov also references the infamous elevator incident on 4:44‘s intro, “Kill Jay Z.” “You egged Solange on,” he raps on the track. “Knowing all along, all you had to say [is that] you was wrong.”
Omg the address for Le Bain (the rooftop club on top of The Standard) is 444. JAAAYYYY. https://t.co/ijEmYSlPPq— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) July 26, 2017
He ain't lyin... pic.twitter.com/Y7Cuh7UySa— Tarkor Zehn (@TarkorZehn) July 26, 2017
Jay Z is yet to respond to the rumours.