Beyonce may have broken the entire Internet and solar system with the release of "Lemonade," but let's be honest:
This wasn't the first song about revenge to ever strike it big.
Yes, it seems very likely that Beyonce was directing a lot of wrath at Jay Z for cheating on her (with Rachel Roy?)... but plenty of other artists have also used their music to enact a bit of revenge against an ex-lover or current significant other.
Here are a bunch of memorable examples:
This one was covered in the introduction. We're just including the entire album here.
Alanis Morissette, "You Oughta Know"
Well... will she go down on you in a theater, Dave Coulier? Yes, Alanis supposedly sang this angry song about her Full House star of an ex-boyfriend.
Justin Timberlake, "Cry Me a River"
Did Britney Spears cheat on Justin Timberlake? The latter makes his thoughts on that clear with this ballad.
Eamon, "F--k It (I Don't Want You Back"
Pretty sure the title speaks for itself here. Eamon never named the ex-girlfriend about whom it was written.
Taylor Swift, "Bad Blood"
Swift made it very clear this song was NOT about an ex-boyfriend. It's clearly about Katy Perry instead and their lost friendship.
Ciara, "I Bet"
Ciara has admitted that the entire album "Jackie" was inspired by her relationship with Future, the father of her child, their very messy public split.