Jay Z opens up about cheating on Beyoncé

Dec 01, 2017, 01:31
Jay Z opens up about cheating on Beyoncé

"So you put on this shell of this tough person", he said.

"You know, you realize that if someone's racist toward you, it ain't about you". Most people just give up when things become hard.

"You have to survive", he said.

Why you taking a gander at me? "And you don't want me to see you'". You're in this space where you're hurting, and you think I see you, so you don't want me to look at you. "It just happens. 'Oh, you got bullied as a kid so you trying to bully me.' I understand". You close down all feelings.

Jay-Z confirmed for the first time that he cheated on the former Destiny's Child singer, saying that his tendency to "shut down emotionally" led to the infidelity.

Much like every relationship, music royalty couple Jay-Z and Beyonce have certainly endured their fair share of trials and tribulations. "We were utilizing our specialty practically like a treatment session". He said they initially tried to write an album together, but Beyonce's music was "further along" so they kept their work separate.

When Beyoncé released Lemonade in 2016, almost every woman who listened to the album could feel her pain.

"It's a complicated relationship with us", he says, addressing the feud that's been quietly simmering since Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour. What's more, this is the thing that it moved toward becoming. There was never a point where it was like, "I'm making this album".

Luckily for the two, they were both able to get through their problems using music as therapy.

"The best place in the hurricane is in the middle of it". "The best place is ideal amidst the agony. Like we're brothers. Let's sit down". What's more, we had a great deal of discussions. "You know. [I was] really proud of the music she made, and she was really proud of the art I released". "I believe she's astounding".

'You know, most people walk away, 'cause most people can not see themselves.

Throughout a conversation with executive editor Dean Baquet, Hov discussed his album 4:44, the racial politics of America, Trump, and his current relationship with frequent collaborator Kanye West.

He also touched on his hard friendship with Kanye West, but went out of his way to insist he will always love Kim Kardashian's husband and that they will laugh at these spats when they're 89. "It's a convoluted association with us".

Kanye worked as a producer for Jay's Rock-A-Fella Records before being signed as a rapper to the same label and making a name for himself as an artist. It's dependably been similar to a bit of hidden rivalry with your enormous sibling. And we both love and respect each other's art, too. You know what I'm stating? These are the things that are unacceptable to me.

"I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he's my brother".