Following the release of “4:44”, one of his most personal albums yet, JAY-Z continues to open up some more about his marriage to Beyonce.
On Monday, JAY-Z released the latest video for the album called “Footnotes for 4:44” and the rapper reveals some secrets about the couple’s relationship.
In the video, JAY-Z is joined by Chris Rock, Jesse Williams, Will Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Anderson and Aziz Ansari. The men open up and share their feelings on dating, love and so much more
“This is my real life. I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking,” JAY-Z reveals about his marriage to Beyonce in the video.
“Things start happening that the public can see. Then we had to get to a point of ‘OK, tear this down and let’s start from the beginning.’ It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” the rapper continues.
JAY-Z also shares a story about having to swallow his pride when it comes to his relationship. Without ever mentioning Beyonce’s name, he tells a story of the pair on a boat. “I was like, ‘Man, this is great.’ Then she had to leave. I was, like, crushed. ‘Man, I don’t even feel like this. What is happening to my body right now?’ I don’t even feel like this. Did I just say, ‘Don’t leave?'” he shares.
“I was like, ‘Man, this is great.’ Then she had to leave. I was, like, crushed. ‘Man, I don’t even feel like this. What is happening to my body right now?’ I don’t even feel like this. Did I just say, ‘Don’t leave?'” he recalls.
According to him, the couple got to a place where their relationship had to be 100% honest and truthful if it was ever going to continue. “I’m not saying it wasn’t uncomfortable because obviously it was, but because we’ve been doing it for so long it was less uncomfortable,” he says.