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Jay Z Reveals Why Himself And Beyonce Didn’t Get A Divorce

First it was the hints from Beyonce’s Lemonade (Becky with the good hair) and then later on from Jay Z’s 4:44 album that led people to know that he cheated on his wife of 9 years.

Jay eventually explained on Wednesday, while having a chat with Dean Baquet from New York Times, that indeed he cheated on his wife, but they didn’t get a divorce thanks to therapy. He also explained that the scars from his past led him to push queen Bey away, thereby causing him to be unfaithful:

You have to survive. So you go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode, what happens? You shut down all emotions. So, even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect. … In my case, like, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity,’ he said.

Jay also took the time to talk about those scars and how he has faced them with the help of therapy.

‘I grew so much from the experience,’ he said.
‘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. You know, you realize that if someone’s racist toward you, it ain’t about you.
‘It’s about their upbringing and what happened to them, and how that led them to this point. You know, most bullies bully. It just happens. “Oh, you got bullied as a kid so you trying to bully me.” I understand.’

He also addressed his difficult friendship with Kanye West, but insisted  he will always love Kanye…

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‘I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he’s my brother. I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us.’Kanye came into this business on my label. So I’ve always been like his big brother. And we’re both entertainers. It’s always been like a little underlying competition with your big brother.
‘And we both love and respect each other’s art, too. So it’s like, we both – everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. You know what I’m saying? And then there’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it’s gonna, we gonna always be good.
Kanye came into this business on my label. So I’ve always been like his big brother. And we’re both entertainers. It’s always been like a little underlying competition with your big brother. And we both love and respect each other’s art, too. So it’s like, we both – everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. You know what I’m saying? And then there’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it’s gonna, we gonna always be good.
But not everything is perfect.
‘In the long relationship, you know, hopefully when we’re 89 we look at this six months or whatever time and we laugh at that.
‘There’s gonna be complications in the relationship that we have to get through. And the only way to get through that is we sit down and have a dialogue and say, “These are the things that I’m uncomfortable with. These are the things that are unacceptable to me. This is what I feel.” ‘I’m sure he feels that I’ve done things to him as well. I’m not a perfect human being by no stretch.’

 

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