Jay-Z Talks Being Unfaithful to Beyonce, Says Music and Therapy Helped Them Cope
Nope, we weren't all just reading into things when Beyoncé sang about cheating on her album, Lemonade.
Jay-Z really was unfaithful to his famous wife, and he's opening up about his indiscretions — and how their marriage has grown from it — in a very candid new interview.
Though we'll probably never know the specifics, infidelity rumors have circled Bey and Jay since that infamous elevator fight with her sister Solange at the 2014 Met Gala.
Bey's 2016 release, Lemonade, didn't exactly help matters, as she alluded to her husband's cheating again throughout the entire visual album.
Enter "Becky with the good hair!"
"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.”
However, the scandal changed the 47-year-old (and his marriage) for the better.
“I grew so much from the experience,” Shawn Carter recalls.
“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.”
And then comes the kicker.
“You go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode what happen [sic]? 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 …”
The dad to Blue Ivy, 5, and 5-month-old twins Rumi and Sir also talks about how his and his wife's music was therapeutic for both of them.
“We were using our art almost like a therapy session,” the Grammy winner admits.
“We were sitting in the eye of that hurricane... 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.”
Well, whaddya know — so do we!
Do you think it's good Jay is coming clean about the cheating? Share your thoughts in the comments!