Jay-Z and Beyoncé both released albums recently with the rapper publishing 4:44 and Queen Bey’s Lemonade. After the release of their works, Jay and Bey both had to come to terms with the trials and tribulations of their relationship.
The rapper said in the New York Times Style Magazine that listening to her songs was a “very, very uncomfortable” experience, because of its personal and raw meaning.
According to the Big Pimpin’ rapper, “we were sitting in the eye of that hurricane.” However, Jay chose to correct himself, by stating that it would be best to say “in the middle of pain,” due to those affected by the storms in Central and South America.
Jay continued, “we had a lot of conversations,” and it was “uncomfortable,” but ultimately, it needed to be done. He added, “at the end of the day, we have a healthy respect for one another’s craft. I think she’s amazing.”
Jay – while pointing to the sky-rocketing divorce rates of the last 40 years – said the likelihood of separation is around “50%,” because people “don’t see themselves.” He added that to look at someone’s face and see their pain, while knowing your actions are the direct cause, is too much to bear.
The rapper stated most people merely walk away because they don’t want to deal with themselves. Shawn Carter – aka Jay-Z – makes several references to infidelity on his newest album, including to “call Becky with the good hair,” and the notion of a “ménage-á-Trois” being not worth the loss of “Blue,” their daughter.