Jay Z confirmed he cheated on his wife Beyonce, the Queen Bey, in an exclusive interview with the New York Times. His conversation, below.
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. We were using our art almost like a therapy session. There was never a point where it was like, “I’m making this album.” [Lemonade]. I was right there the entire time. The best place is right in the middle of the pain. And that’s where we were sitting. And it was uncomfortable. And we had a lot of conversations. You know, most people walk away, and, like, divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.