If you love something, write a fanfic about it. That’s what a number of Beyoncé fans have done since the singer debuted her new album Lemonade on Saturday. Amid speculation about Beyoncé’s marriage to Jay Z, with many pointing fingers to the rapper’s alleged infidelity as partial inspiration for the record, several have used the album to drive their writing.
One fanfic, The Lemons, delights in having an enraged Beyoncé invite a group of powerful women for dinner, including her sister Solange, her mother Tina, director Ava Duvernay, and actress Taraji P. Henson, to drag her cheating husband. Each take turns to call out Jay Z with insults; at one point, Tina tells Jay Z, “The universe wasted good water creating you.”
Another fanfic posted on Tumblr turns the famous “cool girl” passage from the novel Gone Girl into Beyoncé’s inner monologue as she plots her revenge against Jay Z. This Beyoncé is calculating, and ready to frame her husband for murder, telling the reader, “You think I’d let him destroy me and end up happier than ever? No f—ing way. He doesn’t get to win. My cute, charming, salt-of-the-earth Brooklyn guy. He needed to learn.”
Fanfiction about Beyoncé has long been around, and the Twitter account BEYONCE FANFICTION has offered short musings on the singer’s life for two years. During Beyoncé and Jay Z’s 2014 On the Run tour, one fanfiction writer came up with a 12-part story called On the Run: A Beyonce and Jay Z Fanfic involving the couple, Kim Kardashian, and murder.