It has long been speculated that Jay-Z cheated on Beyoncé some time ago. Those rumors were further fueled when Beyoncé put out her album Lemonade, which tells the story of a woman who discovers her partner is unfaithful and her journey towards acceptance and ultimately forgiveness.
The rap legend also hinted at his misdeeds on recent music releases, and so people were quite certain that he cheated. However, until recently, the couple did not publicly speak on the matter. The rap star finally discussed the matter in an interview with Dean Baquet from The New York Times.
Jay also admitted that his time in therapy was the reason why the couple didn’t get a divorce. In the interview, the rap star also discussed his rocky friendship with Kanye West and insists that despite any arguments or disagreements he will always have love for him.
In discussing his unfaithfulness, he says, “You have to survive. So you go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode, what happens? You shut down all emotions.”
He adds, “So, even with women, you gotta shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect…In my case, like, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there – infidelity.”
Both artists discussed the cheating on their individual albums, but according to Jay that wasn’t always the plan. He admits that the couple had intended to release a joint album as a kind of therapy.
Discussing their music and how it impacted their relationship, he says, “We were using out art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together.”
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