Jay-Z has confirmed that he and wife Beyonce have worked on a collab album. The rapper had an interview with the New York Times’ Dean Baquet.
He confessed that he and Bey had worked on music together around the time she was recording her groundbreaking album Lemonade.
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ A couple of years ago, there were rumblings of a joint album featuring #Beyoncé and her husband #JayZ. We got #Lemonade instead, which nobody is complaining about, but what happened to it? _______________________________________ Well, in a new interview with @NYTimes, Jay reveals that during a drought in their marriage, they began making music together and says it became therapeutic for them. "We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together," he said. "And then the music she was making at that time was further along. So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on." _______________________________________ Jay went on to express how uncomfortable it was to learn how his wife Beyoncé felt, but they both talked through it and decided to look inside themselves rather than to head for divorce. "You know, most people walk away, and like divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself." _______________________________________ As for his relationship with #KanyeWest, Jay-Z tells The NY Times that they actually spoke the other day, but as of right now there's still some brotherly beef. "I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he's my –(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) 📸: @gettyimages Via: @nytimes
When he was asked if he and Beyonce had discussed how open they would be about their marriage problems on their albums, Jay-Z answered: ‘It didn’t happen in that way. We were using our art almost as a therapy session. And we started making music together. And then the music she was making at that time was further along. So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on.’
He continued saying that ‘We still have a lot of that music. And this is what it became. There was never a point where it was like, ‘I’m making this album.’ I was right there the entire time.’
When Jay-Z was asked about their reactions to each other’s work Jay admitted it ‘was very uncomfortable’ but added he was ‘proud of the music she made, and she was proud of the art I released.’
‘You know, most people walk away, and like divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves,’ Jay-Z continued.
‘The hardest thing is seeing the pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.’
Jay also talked about his relationship with Kanye West. He revealed that they had spoken ‘the other day.’
‘I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us,’ he continued.
‘In the long relationship, you know, hopefully when we’re 89 we look at this six months or whatever time, and we laugh at that. You know what I’m saying? There are going to be complications in the relationship that we have to get through,’ he explained.
‘And the only way to get through that is we sit down and have a dialogue and say, ‘These are the things that I’m uncomfortable with. These are the things that are unacceptable to me. This is what I feel.’ I’m sure he feels that I’ve done things to him as well.’