Fans have learned that Jay-Z's upcoming album, "Magna Carta... Holy Grail", will contain the lyrics of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". On the same day he released a Samsung app from which fans can download his album next month, the 43-year-old rapper dropped further details about where the lyrics would appear.
The lyrics of Nirvana's 1991 hit can be found on "Holy Grail", a song that features vocals from Justin Timberlake. The lyrics, which will appear on the song's chorus, reads, "And we all just/ Entertainers/ And we're stupid/ And contagious."
The song tells about how Jay-Z and his family struggle with fame and can't have a normal life. He also talks about how it is to raise his daughter, Blue Ivy, in the spotlight as he raps, "I got haters in the paper/ Photo shoots with paparazzi/ Can't even take my daughter for a walk/ See them by the corner store/ I feel like I'm cornered off/ Enough is enough/ I'm calling this off."
Last week, Courtney Love revealed that Jay-Z would use some lyrics from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", but she didn't explain how the lyrics would be used. "I'm letting Jay-Z use lyrics -Francis would freak [if she knew this]," the widow of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain said in a recent interview.
The female rocker, who owns the entire Nirvana catalog, said that Jay-Z upset her when he used the lyrics without her permission. She added, "They [used it] without asking, which is kind of nervy but the business side has been taken care of so it's fine."
Jay-Z teamed up with South Korean electronic giants Samsung to release his "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" on July 4. One million fans with Samsung Galaxy phones will be able to download the album for free via a customized app that has arrived on Google play. Meanwhile, others will have to wait until the album officially comes on July 7.