JAY-Z: My cheating shame
JAY-Z has appeared to admit for the first time that he has previously cheated on his wife Beyoncé.
The 47-year-old rapper told how ‘infidelity’ put pressure on the couple and admitted hearing his wife allude to the rumours on her hit album Lemonade was difficult listening.
The music mogul said his upbringing left him adopting a ‘shell of this tough person’ which went on to cause him problems in his personal life.
The father-of-three explained: ‘You shut down all emotions. Even with women you’re going to shut down emotionally.
‘You can’t connect. In my case, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity.’ He added: ‘It’s hard to hear songs back. It’s hard to perform songs, but I feel it (new album 4:44) is the most important work that I’ve done and I’m very proud of it.’
The American, real name Shawn Carter, told the New York Times why he and the former Destiny’s Child star, 36, stuck at their nine-year marriage. He said: ‘People walk away and the divorce rate is like 50 per cent because most can’t see themselves.
‘The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.’
Therapy helped him through the rocky patch, he said.
‘Every emotion comes from somewhere and being aware of it puts you at such an advantage.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth