'The hardest thing…': Jay-Z on the pain he caused Beyoncé

'The hardest thing…': Jay-Z on the pain he caused Beyoncé

In a new interview with T Magazine, JAY-Z addresses what it was like having Beyoncé expose his infidelity and rough patches in their marriage in her 2016 album, Lemonade, and responding in his own album, 4:44, a year later.

Upon being asked about the process through both he and Beyoncé made rather open, confessional albums, Jay-Z responded by stating that "We were using our art nearly like a therapy session".

Certain lyrics on Beyonce's "Hold Up" seemingly confirm her husband's adultery ("What a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you / I smell your secrets and I'm not too ideal to ever feel this worthless"), while Jay-Z referenced it on the track '4:44' ("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 prolly die with all the shame").

"We had a lot of conversations", he says. [I was] truly pleased with the music she made, and she was truly glad for the workmanship I discharged. He added, "So, you know, most people don't want to do that". "In any case, I think the most essential thing I got is that everything is associated".

He said: 'I've always been like his big brother. Furthermore, that is the place we were sitting.

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Speaking about turning to therapy to help the pair's marriage, the 99 Problems hitmaker added: "I grew so much from the experience".

Yes, Jay-Z has confirmed the rumours that he and his wife Beyoncé have in fact recorded music together, but he has not revealed how, when, or even if fans will ever get the chance to give it a listen.

The rapper and Beyoncé married in 2008 after years of dating.

JAY-Z also admits it was uncomfortable for them to hear each other air out their grievances publicly, but being in the "middle of the pain" made their relationship stronger. It's always been like a little underlying competition with your big brother'. There's gonna be complications in the relationship that we have to get through. "I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he's my brother. This is what I feel.' I'm sure he feels that I've done things to him as well; I'm not a ideal human being by no stretch". What's more, we had a great deal of discussions. "You don't want me to see your pain".

"These are the things that I'm uncomfortable with, these are the things that are unacceptable to me, this is what I feel".