Jay Z admits to letting Beyonce down in his new album

US singer Beyonce (left) and her husband US rapper Jay Z sitting in the players box to watch Serena Williams play against Germany's Angelique Kerber during the women's singles final of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, on July 9, 2016.
US singer Beyonce (left) and her husband US rapper Jay Z sitting in the players box to watch Serena Williams play against Germany's Angelique Kerber during the women's singles final of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, on July 9, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z let his music do the talking with his new album 4:44 on Friday as he addressed cheating on his wife Beyonce and the birth of his twins.

In the title track, he admitted in his lyrics that he"often womanise", more than a year after R&B star Beyonce first shed light on his infidelities in her album Lemonade.

Jay Z pens a remorseful ode to his fractured marriage in 4:44, rapping that it "took for my child to be born, see through a woman's eyes" in reference to the couple's daughter Blue Ivy.

He also mentioned their twins, who were reported to have been born this month but whose arrival has yet to be officially confirmed, saying it "took for these natural twins to believe in miracles, took me too long for this song, I don't deserve you".

Fans were left stunned last year when Beyonce made accusations in Lemonade that Jay Z had cheated on her, a rare crack in the seemingly perfect facade of one of music's highest-profile couples.