Jay-Z Reveals His Marriage to Beyonce 'Wasn't Totally Built' on Truth in 'Footnotes for '4:44' '


Jay-Z Reveals His Marriage to Beyonce 'Wasn't Totally Built' on Truth in 'Footnotes for '4:44' '


The new visuals finds the 47-year-old spitter reflecting on his marriage to the pop diva and his ineptness in love at the beginning of their relationship.
After premiering "Footnotes for 'The Story of O.J.' " last week, Jay-Z has released another "Footnotes" video for the title track off his new album "4:44". While the previous video is compiled interviews with fellow artists about racism in America, the new mini-documentary clip features Jigga discussing love and relationship with his friends, including Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar, Will Smith, Chris Rock, Mahershala Ali and Aziz Ansari among others.

Reflecting on his marriage to Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z shares that their relationship wasn't perfect at first and how it had led them to a breaking point. "This is my real life," the music mogul says. "I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn't totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking."

He further reveals some details about what went wrong in his marriage. "Things start happening that the public can see," Jigga adds. "Then we had to get to a point of 'OK, tear this down and let's start from the beginning.' It's the hardest thing I've ever done."

The most touching moment is when Jay-Z talks about begging Beyonce to stay with him while on vacation by the end of the video. The rapper was still in the process to realize his love for Queen Bey at that time. "I was on a boat, and I had the best time. I was like, 'Man, this is great.' Then she had to leave. I was like, crushed: 'Man, I don't even feel like this,' " he shares.

"What is happening to my body right now? Did I just say... 'Don't leave'? All this is new for me," he recalls. "We just got to a place where in order for this to work, this can't be fake. Not one ounce. I'm not saying it wasn't uncomfortable because obviously it was."




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