JAY-Z has spoken about cheating on Beyonce in a new interview.
The rap icon spoke about this while granting an interview with Dean Baquet from The New York Times on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. During the interview, he explained why he cheated on Beyonce and how they both used therapy to avoid divorce.
"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 Z also revealed how scars from the past made him push away Beyonce and led to his cheating on her. He revealed that he and Beyonce were planning to do a joint album which will serve as a form of therapy but her Lemonade album came out before the joint album they were working on.
"We still have a lot of that music. And this is what it became. There was never a point where it was like, 'I’m making this album.' I was right there the entire time," he added.
He went on to explain how the music made both of them uncomfortable.
"But the best place in the hurricane is in the middle of it. 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. [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," he explained.
It would be recalled that back in 2014 during the MET Gala, Beyonce’s younger sister Solange attacked Jay Z in the elevator. Beyonce’s bodyguard restrained her but the pop star did nothing to stop her sister from attacking her husband.
It was rumoured that Solange attacked Jay Z because she found out that he was seeing Rachel Roy on the side. It was also said that Solange had an argument with Roy at the event before attacking Jay Z.
With the release of her new album ‘Lemonade’ on April 23, 2016, Beyonce sprinkled a lot of lyrics about cheating and infidelity in the songs. The Beyhive ran with the musical lines and came up with the theory that Beyonce was airing out her husband as a cheat.