After Beyonce's groundbreaking album, 'Lemonade' came out in April of 2016, people suspected that Jay Z had cheated on Beyonce. No one had really confirmed or denied the rumors after the album's release, but it was clear that Beyonce was throwing major shade and calling *someone* out in a big way. Then, when Jay Z released his album '4:44', these rumors grew stronger as people thought that he had referenced the suspected cheating in the title track. Now, Jay Z has finally admitted to cheating on Beyonce and opened up on how it happened.
Jay Z opened up about his marriage, music, and what it is like to be a black man in Trump's America in a New York Times interview.
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I grew so much from the experience. But I think the most important thing I got is that everything is connected. Every emotion is connected and it comes from somewhere. And just being aware of it. Being aware of it in everyday life puts you at such a ... you're at such an advantage. You know, you realize that if someone's racist toward you, it ain't about you. It's about their upbringing and what happened to them, and how that led them to this point. You know, most bullies bully. It just happen. Oh, you got bullied as a kid so you trying to bully me. I understand.
People were impressed by his honesty and the fact that he talked about how helpful therapy can be.
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He went on to say that specifically, a lot of the fights that he had seen while growing up started because someone was hurting.He saw a lot of fights, outbursts, and disagreements differently after going through therapy. He taked about specific times where fights on the street started because someone got angry because they thought someone else was looking at them. He said,
You don't want me to see your pain. You don't ... So you put on this shell of this tough person that's really willing to fight me and possibly kill me 'cause I looked at you. You know what I'm saying, like, so ... Knowing that and understanding that changes life completely.It helped him realize where his own emotions and others' emotions were coming from.
He talked about how his upbringing would be much different than kids'.
He said that Beyonce started working on 'Lemonade' before he started working on '4:44.'
Here's what Jay Z said about the circumstances leading up to him cheating on the queen that is Beyonce.
The Carters didn't sit down and have a conversation about what they each had revealed about their relationship in their albums, but instead used the music as a sort of therapy session.
He said that he was proud of the music Beyonce was making, even though much of it was talking about her anger at him.
Jay Z said that he is thankful that his marriage is still intact after they faced the obstacle of his infidelity.
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... So, you know, most people don't want to do that. You don't want to look inside yourself... And so you walk away.
Even though many people are praising Jay Z for his honesty, others are still infuriated at him for cheating on his wife in the first place.
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