It appears the world’s favourite Bonnie & Clyde had more issues in their marriage than we’ve learnt from their Lemonade and 4.44 albums.
So yesterday, Tidal released what E!News describes as “another personal piece pegged to the Jay-z’s 4.44 album title track.”
On the video piece, Jay-Z said of his marriage to Beyonce, “This is my real life. 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. Things start happening that the public can see, 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 piece features Will Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Jesse Williams, Chris Rock, Anthony Anderson and Aziz Ansari and together they discuss relationships and pressures that come with fame.
Revealing that Beyonce listened to his album before it became public, Jay-Z said it was important to be honest. “We’ve been in that space where we just got to the place that in order for this to work, it can’t be fake—not once. I’m not saying it wasn’t uncomfortable because obviously it was, but because we’ve been doing it for so long it was less uncomfortable”.