Jay Z 4:44 is the latest mini documentary from the rapper’s new album, a clip which also contains confessions. And one that may raise some eyebrows would be the rumored cheating that the 47-year-old rapper had with his wife Beyonce.
The 11-minute video titled Footnotes for 4:44 digs deep on Jay Z’s relationship with women plus some interviews with popular celebrities. That would include Chris Rock, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar among others. However, the one involving his wife obviously stands out.
Jay Z 4:44 meant for transparency
Playing 4:44 to his wife Beyonce could be viewed as a high risk move, one that could render dire consequences. But then again, that depends on Jay Z’s intent in the first place.
“We just got to a place where, in order for this to work, this can’t be fake. Not one ounce. I’m not saying it wasn’t uncomfortable because obviously it was,” he said from People.com.
While it all seemed like a gamble for him, it is a move that only a select few would dare take. But the bottom line of it all is that Jay Z wants to come clean. He believes that honesty is the key to a successful marriage and his past experience may have helped push him to make the unusual move.
The lyrics speak for themselves
There is no telling how many times Jay Z had cheated on Beyonce but listening to the lyrics of 4:44 practically tells it all, the Mirror reported. That would include lines such as “If they don’t look at me the same I would probably die of all the shame” and “I apologize, often womanize, took my child to be born, see through a woman’s eyes. Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles. Took me too long for this song. I don’t deserve you.”
With most of these naughtiness believed to have happened in the past, the 47-year-old rapper may be technically showing signs of maturity. Already the father of three, this unorthodox revelation hints at a more responsible man in the making.
Jay Z has been known to release prior videos, including Footnotes for “The Story of O.J.” Similar to the 4:44 footnote, that too was controversial – covering the black experience in America.
Like most marriages, Jay Z and Beyonce had their queer moments. The latter is undoubtedly aware of all that (in the past) so rekindling it at this point may be nothing more than seeking forgiveness all over again – hopefully with a more open-minded Beyonce.