Jay-Z’s latest confession has sparked quite a stir on social media as many women are wondering if faithful men still exist. Since the famed rapper admitted he’s cheating on Beyonce, women are convinced if Beyonce can be cheated on, anyone can fall victim to a cheating scandal. For those who missed the details about Jay-Z’s big confession, the 4:44 rapper recently addressed the topic of infidelity in his marriage. For the past couple years, many fans speculated that the two were at odds due to the lyrics in their recent hits. Back in 2013, Beyonce captured fans’ attention with some of her lyrics on the Lemonade visual album and Jay-Z hinted about the drama on his 4:44 album. But, now he’s finally addressing the situation.
In a new interview, Jay-Z decided to open up about his past. The rapper finally explained the battle he faced prior to cheating. He admitted that it’s much more difficult to admit your wrongs, face the person you hurt, and deal with the consequences than it is to hide the problem. “You know, most people walk away, and like divorce rate is like 50 percent 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. So, you know, most people don’t want to do that. You don’t want to look inside yourself. And so you walk away.”
The famed rapper admitted that because of the way he was raised, he was conditioned to build emotional barriers. As a result of those barriers, he turned to infidelity. “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 [because of the way you feel about yourself]. In my case, like it’s, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity …”
Although Jay-Z probably didn’t choose the most effective way to deal with his issues at the time, sadly, it happens more often than not. But, luckily, they’ve managed to make positive changes.
Growth Through Therapy:
Jay went on to explain what helped him to move forward. He sought therapy to resolve his issues. “I grew so much from the experience. But I think the most important thing I got is that everything is connected. Every emotion is connected and it comes from somewhere. And just being aware of it. Being aware of it in everyday life puts you at such a … you’re at such an advantage.”
Despite the marital challenges, the music has been therapeutic for them both. “We were using our art almost like a therapy session.”
Jay admitted their music comes from a personal place, which makes it much more significant than just empty words with hot beats. The personal tracks were, “very, very uncomfortable. We were sitting in the eye of that hurricane. 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. You know. [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.”
Most marriages face tons of ups and downs over the years. Some survive, and some don’t simply because they aren’t meant to be. But it looks like Jay-Z and Beyonce are really in it for the long haul. Fortunately, they’re in a better place now.