Rap star Jay-Z rarely gives interviews. However, when he does, the music mogul drops a fantastic amount of information that stuns fans.
Comparing Infidelity Issues
Netflix revealed the final preview clip of Jay-Z's interview with television icon David Letterman. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the former host of The Late Show with David Letterman began the latest segment of the conversation by revealing that he got in a dustup leading to an extramarital affair that almost blew up his family. After sharing the experience with the rapper, Letterman asked Jay-Z if he had ever experienced this episode in his life.
Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, stated that he experienced firsthand the consequences of what happens when a family cannot stick together. He added that the adults in his childhood told him to hide his emotions. He told Letterman that he recorded his 2002 track "Song Cry" in an attempt to say to his fans why he was not able to save his family.
Next, Jay-Z revealed that his wife, superstar performer Beyoncé, was understanding about the situation. However, he also said they did extensive work through couples' therapy. He believes that they are at a better place but they are continuing to work on their relationship through communication.
"I'm proud of the father and the husband that I am today because of all the work that was done," said Jay-Z to Letterman in a conversation transcribed by USA Today.
Talking President Trump
Another segment from Jay-Z's interview on Letterman's series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, featured the two titans talking about Jay-Z's ongoing feud with President Donald Trump. Earlier this year, the "99 Problems" rapper got into a heated exchange with the Trump White House regarding African-American unemployment. Jay-Z admitted that Trump's election stirred up a lot of people.
"What he's forcing people to do is have a conversation and people to band together and work together. Like, you can't really address something that's not revealed. He's bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone and it's still here. We still gotta deal with it," said Jay-Z in a conversation transcribed by the Huffington Post.
Mother And Son
Over the past week, the video streaming service has released juicy tidbits of Letterman's conversation with Jay-Z. The rapper opened up about the moment that his mother, Gloria Carter, came out as a lesbian to him. He revealed that he cried and felt relieved for her that she was living life as her authentic self.
Talking Rap Music
Another standout moment from the Jay-Z and Letterman interview was the rapper speaking about some of his peers in the rap community. Jay-Z revealed that he admired Eminem's ability to connect with the music. He also stated that he enjoyed listening to Snoop Dogg's voice and beats.