JAY-Z fought for his wife Beyoncé — even saying it was harder than getting shot at in the projects.
The famous rapper revealed that his relationship with now-wife Beyoncé wasn’t “built on the 100% truth” in a new video called “Footnotes for ‘4:44.'”
“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% truth and it starts cracking. Things start happening that the public can see,” JAY-Z said in the 11-minute video.
“Then we had to get to a point of, ‘Okay, tear this down and let’s start from the beginning … It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” he continued.
JAY-Z apologizes to Beyoncé on new album ‘4:44’
The 47-year-old rapper also went on to share that he had to beg his wife to stay during a vacation together. He even said fighting for the relationship was harder than growing up in the Marcy Projects and getting shot at.
“What is happening to my body right now? Did I just say … ‘Don’t leave?’ All this is new for me,” he said.
“Most people give up,” JAY-Z continued.
Beyoncé alluded to her hubby’s possible infidelities on her album “Lemonade,” which debuted in 2016.
Beyoncé had input on every song on JAY-Z’s ‘4:44,’ says producer
On JAY-Z’s latest album “4:44,” he gets candid about what the pair went through and even offers an apology to Queen Bey.
“And if my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do /If they ain’t look at me the same, I would probably die with all the shame /You did what with who? What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate, you risked that for Blue?” he raps on one of the tracks.
JAY-Z and Beyoncé got married in 2008 and welcomed their first child together, Blue Ivy, in 2012. In June, it was revealed the pair had welcomed twins, Rumi and Sir.
“Footnotes for 4:44” featured interviews with fellow celebrities including, Chris Rock, Will Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Paul, Jesse Williams, Aziz Ansari, Mahershala Ali and Meek Mill.
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