Jay Z and Beyonce‘s marital strife was plastered all over the headlines in 2016 and even this year after both of their albums, Lemonade and 4:44, addressed the low points of their long standing union together.
“We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together…and then the music she was making at that time was further along. So, her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on,” the MC shared during a recent sit-down with Dean Baquet for T, The New York Times Style Magazine.”Um, we still have a lot of that music. And this is what it became. There was never a point where it was like, ‘I’m making this album.’ I was right there the entire time.”When asked about their reactions to each other’s work and whether it caused them pain, he replied, “Of course. And both very, very uncomfortable, but…the best place in the, you know, hurricane is like in the middle of it. We were sitting in the eye of that hurricane.”
Swiftly realizing the sensitivity surrounding the recent hurricanes people have experienced in the U.S., the hip-hop mogul clarified his comments.
“The best place is right in the middle of the pain,” he said to the mag. “And that’s where we were sitting. And it was uncomfortable. And we had a lot of conversations. You know. [I was] really proud of the music she made, and she was really proud of the art I released.”
“At the end of the day we really have a healthy respect for one another’s craft,” he added. “I think she’s amazing.”
Damn right she is!
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