There was definitely a lot to be discussed when Jay-Z's "Family Feud" music video teaser was released on Dec. 28. Not only did the Carter family cameos earn a lot of social media praise from fans, but the teaser also lead to some pretty interesting Beyoncé "Family Feud" theories. Fans wondered if there would be a confrontation between JAY-Z and Beyoncé about infidelity in the video, or if the video would showcase Beyoncé getting some kind of revenge. But if the teaser gave us a lot to unpack, the full eight-minute video just set the internet ablaze all over again.
When you're arguably one of the hottest couples in the entertainment industry, rumors about your relationship are bound to fly. Luckily for fans, the couple have used their solo projects to talk about their family drama in their own ways. Beyoncé's 2016 masterpiece of an album Lemonade addressed cheating rumors and the effects of infidelity on a woman — in addition to other powerful subjects like racism and sexism — and JAY-Z's Grammy-nominated album 4:44 spoke rather candidly about those same issues as well, adding several more like colorism, mental health, and the stigma against the LGBT community.
However, the visuals for "Family Feud" take things a step further. Placing Beyoncé in the role of a Catholic priest to whom JAY-Z confesses his sins — and featuring Michael B. Jordan and Jessica Chastain, of all people — the video adds a little more clarity to just how the Carters were able to patch up their relationship after the infidelity to which JAY-Z has admitted. Beyoncé is at the center of it all — serving as the guardian helping the rapper be accountable for living out his truth — and her cameo in the video is a beautiful nod to her role in the creative process for JAY-Z's 4:44.
But could her appearance also be a preface to something epic coming from Beyoncé sooner than later? These fan theories definitely lean that way.