Jay-Z admits to infidelity in his marriage to Beyoncé in an interview with the New York Times.
World renowned rapper Jay-Z opened up in a revealing interview with the New York Times about his personal struggles. Included in his struggles is the infidelity within his marriage to Beyoncé. The couple have both released individual albums this year: ‘4:44‘ by Jay-Z and ‘Lemonade‘ by Beyoncé – which both allude to the idea that the rapper was unfaithful in his marriage. Now, he has officially confirmed it.
When speaking to the New York Times, Jay-Z said: “We were using our art almost like a therapy session”. The married couple, who have three children together, used their creative expression through music to work through their marital issues. Initially they tried to write an album together but instead chose to keep their work separate as Beyoncé was further along in the process.
Jay-Z mentioned that he was “proud of the music she made” – speaking of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ project. The project highlighted that the rumours about the couple’s marital problems, that have swirled for years, could possibly be true. Specifically, the lyrics: “He only want me when I’m not there, he better call Becky with the good hair”, alluded that there was another woman.
Conspiracy theorist’s on social media started putting things together, assuming that the infidelity was the cause for Solange kicking Jay-Z in the elevator – prior to the release of ‘Lemonade’.
Jay-Z also talks about dealing with pain and going into survival mode. “And when you go into survival mode what happen? You shut down all emotions. So even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect,” said the rapper. He further added: “In my case, like it’s, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there. Infidelity…”
The interview covers a lot of topics in depth – and Jay-Z also confirms that a joint album with Beyoncé and himself does exist. Could we be hearing that some time soon?
Watch the full 35-minute interview in the video above.