Remember 2 years ago when Beyonce released her critically-acclaimed visual album, “Lemonade”? She hinted at Jay-Z’s alleged affair with “Becky with the good hair” in the revealing song, “Sorry”.
The rapper then addressed the same marital affairs in his 2017 record, “4:44”. In his track “Family Feud”, he raps, “Let me alone, Becky“. Now the 47-year-old mogul has finally explained why he cheated on his wife.
In speaking with T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the New York-born entrepreneur admitted that it was through therapy, music, and a lot of conversation that kept them from getting divorce.
“You know, most people walk away, and like divorce rate is like 50% 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,” he told the outlet. “So, you know, most people don’t want to do that. You don’t want to look inside yourself. And so you walk away.”
Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter) also shared that he has been carrying childhood scars from the past. That was one of the main reasons that led to his publicised cheating scandal. “You go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode what happen? You shut down all emotions. So even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect,” he shared. “In my case, like it’s, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity…”
Although it was uncomfortable listening to the 36-year-old superstar’s “Lemonade” album, the rapper acknowledged that it was necessary. “The best place in the hurricane is in the middle of it. The best place is right in the middle of the pain. And that’s where we were sitting. And it was uncomfortable. And we had a lot of conversations. (I was) really proud of the music she made, and she was really proud of the art I released. And, you know, at the end of the day we really have a healthy respect for one another’s craft. I think she’s amazing.”
Since welcoming their twins, Rumi and Sir, in June, the lovebirds (who also have a 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy) are in a much better place.