The release of Jay-Z’s latest album 4:44 has opened the door for many discussions about his marriage to Beyonce. Initially, fans thought Jay’s words were nothing more than entertaining lyrics in songs, but the rapper soon revealed his words were more than just entertainment. On more than one occasion, Jay has confirmed he actually did cheat on Beyonce. While many fans were shocked, there were others who weren’t surprised. Although Jay is married to the woman most fans consider the baddest in the game, that doesn’t mean she’s exempt from the possibility of being cheated on. Now, Jay is speaking out again about his marriage in ways he never has. During a recent interview, he doted on his loving wife and revealed how they’ve managed to move past his infidelity.
The Truth About Love:
During a recent interview with Van Jones, Jay Z discussed quite a few topics. The famed rapper opened up about his career and even shared his opinion on a few political issues. But he really turned heads when he opened up about his wife. The “Song Cry” rapper admitted that Queen Bey is his “soulmate” and the reason he fought to save their marriage was simple: She’s “the person I love,” Jay said. The rapper-turned-businessman dropped some serious knowledge about love and relationships explaining the importance of the difference between loving someone and experiencing love. “You can be in love, and you can love someone, but if you haven’t experienced love and you don’t understand it, and you don’t have the tools to move forward, then you’re going to have complications.
Jay-Z went on to share what he’s learned from the challenges they’ve faced in their relationship. Apparently, he believes there are only two ways to handle things. You can “address it or pretend until it blows up at some point.” He explained the decision he and Beyonce made. “For us, we chose to fight for our love, for our family. To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women. We were never a celebrity couple, we were a couple who just happened to be celebrities. We are real people.”
So, how did they manage to move past the infidelity and Jay’s mistakes. Although it wasn’t an easy feat, Jay insists it was the result of “changed behavior,” which he described as the best form of apology. “You have to acknowledge the pain. You have to let that person have their say. You have to get on the floor, get on the mattress, and you have to really work through it and really be honest no matter how many times. It takes a while. It’s hard. It’s difficult to hear, it’s difficult to say, it’s difficult to listen to that pain. You have to be strong enough to go through that — and on the other side it’s beautiful.”
Despite the ups and downs, it looks like Jay-Z and Beyonce are in it for the long haul. Best of luck to the Carters.