Jay Z explains why he was unfaithful to Beyonce, talks ‘complicated’ relationship with Kanye West54aa41fb7dba9_-_elle-beyonce-jay-z-photos-23-xln-xln

JAY Z is opening up about dealing with deeply personal issues.

In an intimate Q&A with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, the 47-year-old rapper opens up about therapy, and the issues that led to him to being unfaithful in his marriage to Beyonce. JAY Z reveals that he was able to find a good therapist through friends of his.

I grew so much from the experience,” he shares. “But I think the most important thing I got is that everything is connected. Every emotion is connected and it comes from somewhere. And just being aware of it. Being aware of it in everyday life puts you at such a … you’re at such an advantage. You know, you realize that if someone’s racist toward you, it ain’t about you. It’s about their upbringing and what happened to them, and how that led them to this point. You know, most bullies bully. It just happens. ‘Oh, you got bullied as a kid so you trying to bully me.’ I understand.”

“And once I understand that, instead of reacting to that with anger, I can provide a softer landing and maybe, ‘Aw, man, is you O.K.?'” he continues. “I was just saying there was a lot of fights in our neighborhood that started with, ‘What you looking at? Why you looking at me? You looking at me?’ And then you realize: ‘Oh, you think I see you. You’re in this space where you’re hurting, and you think I see you, so you don’t want me to look at you. And you don’t want me to see you.'”

JAY Z says it’s this attitude that led him to “shut down emotionally” when it came to his relationships, specifically, with women.

“You have to survive,” he explains. “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.”

JAY Z says he and Beyonce never sat down and planned both of their latest albums, Lemonade and 4:44, to be confessionals about their marriage.

“It didn’t happen in that way,” he stresses. “We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together. And then the music she was making at that time was further along. So, her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we 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.”

Not surprisingly, he admits that listening to the music made them both “very, very uncomfortable.”

“But the best place in the hurricane is in the middle of it,” he shares. “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.”

“You know, most people walk away, and, like, divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves,” he says of his marriage to Beyonce. “The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.”

During the candid interview, JAY Z also talks about his rocky relationship with Kanye West. West reportedly left Tidal in July over a money dispute, and last October, West publicly slammed JAY Z during a concert rant.

“I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he’s my brother,” he reveals. “I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us.”

“‘Cause, you know — Kanye came into this business on my label,” he continues. “So I’ve always been like his big brother. And we’re both entertainers. It’s always been like a little underlying competition with your big brother. And we both love and respect each other’s art, too. So it’s like, we both — everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. You know what I’m saying? And then there’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it’s gonna, we gonna always be good.”

Still, Jay Z admits there’s currently tension between the two.

“But that happens,” he stresses. “In the long relationship, you know, hopefully when we’re 89 we look at this six months or whatever time and we laugh at that. There’s gonna be complications in the relationship that we have to get through. And the only way to get through that is we sit down and have a dialogue and say, ‘These are the things that I’m uncomfortable with. These are the things that are unacceptable to me. This is what I feel.’ I’m sure he feels that I’ve done things to him as well. I’m not a perfect human being by no stretch.”

While JAY Z calls West “highly evolved,” he hints that West’s behavior is at least part of what led to the problems brewing between the two.

“[West is] a very compassionate person. And a lot of times he get in trouble trying to help others,” he muses. “So, I can identify with it. It’s just that there’s certain things that happened that’s not really acceptable to me. … And we just need to speak about it. But there’s genuine love there.”

JAY Z received a whopping eight 2018 GRAMMY nominations for 4:44, which were announced on Monday. The rapper is competing in three major categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year (“The Story of O.J.”) and Song of the Year (“4:44”).

Taylor Swift Wears Plaid and Performs With Ed Sheeran Again at Poptopia Showrs_1024x759-171203072626-1024-taylor-swift-ed-sheeran-12317

Taylor Swift ‘s Reputation makeover is in full swing as her onstage comeback continues, although when it comes to some looks, the “Old Taylor” may just be mostly “dead.”

The singer showcased a past favorite styles while performing at the 99.7 NOW’s Poptopia concert at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday; she wore a loose-fitting, long sleeve red, black and white plaid shirt over a mesh top, black shorts, paired with black lace-up boots.

Swift has showcased looser-fitting and less revealing looks since she returned to the spotlight late this summer to announce her new album Reputation and release a few singles from the record, such as “Look What You Made Me Do,” an electro pop track about power and revenge. However, she’s always had a thing for plaid; she knows it never goes out of style

Some Parts Of Kidi’s ‘Odo’ Lyrics Make No Sense – Lucky LawsonXGltYWdlc1xjb250ZW50XDExMjcyMDE3MTI0MTM4X2x1Y2tpZWxhd3NvbmFuZGtpZGkuanBnfDk5MHwxMS8yOC8yMDE3

Actress Luckie Lawson has expressed dissatisfaction with the lyrical content of Kidi’s hit song ‘Odo’ and took to social media over the weekend to poke fun at the rising musician.

According to her, part of the song which glorifies death over life doesn’t smack a sense of maturity.

In that part of the song, Kidi reveals he does not mind dying for his lady’s love. But Luckie thinks that it’s a “high school” assertion.

“Kidi so you said because of love if you die it’s nothing. That’s high school talk. OK. You wait, if you grow, then you will know love is foolishness. You will say Luckie said it,” Luckie Lawson said on social media on Instagram and Facebook on Saturday.

The post generated a lot of reactions on both Facebook and Instagram, with most people making fun of the artiste, while others say Kidi will grow up to know the truth.

KOJO ANTWI SOME HOW DISSED DADDY LUMBA IN HIS NEW SONG “SUPREMO”SUPREMO

In the song he quoted he who God has bless we should not curse,we should call him supremo because he is the king of love songs,but many believes that when it comes to real love songs Charles Kwadwo Fosu popularly known as Daddy Lumba have it all locked.He also said he is the thougher and anything he can do he can do it betther.
He said God has really bless him and he is back like never before,nobody can do it better than him and he need he no prove because the world know what he is capable of.he never mentioned any name but what many are saying is that after so many years why is he back and why is he going this direction or doing this kind of music now.Is it attention to get him back in the game? or Jealousy because Daddy Lumba never pause and constantly doing it from day one and still making hit after hits.
Listen to the song and find out what many are talking about: KOJO ANTWI “SUPREMO”

THE ARTISTE “ANAMON” HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR HIS NEWLY SONG “NKWASIA WUO” IMG-20171121-WA0002The family of Yaw Badu on the 22nd of November 2017 arrested the artiste Anamon for his new hit “NKWASIA WUO” for being played at their one week celebration. He has been fund for the amount of Five thousand Ghana cedis (5000)which the family claim to have been their lost. IMG-20171121-WA0001Their reason for their arrest was that, the DJ they hired for the one week celebration played Anamon’s music “NKWASIA WUO” which the family thought it’s an insult to the deceased and the family at large. They constantly warn the DJ to change the music but refused.On questioning the DJ he said that he was carried away by the crowd as the crowd forced him and kept requesting Nkwasia wuo to be played over and over. But to Family “Nkwasia wuo” results to their fund lost because all the crowd gathered to dance to the tune of Nkwasia wuo.
Mr Diyago is the family’s macho men,pro and a millonaire who is not letting go this issue,so all ears, eyes are open and fingers are cross to know more about the Arrest of Anamon, radioghanaonline tried as much they can to get Mr Diyago’s number,0247100854 but he is not responding at all.

Ebony Has Discovered What Ghanaians Like And She Is Giving It To Them Back To Back!21105987_1514296968677308_4616943872427940600_n

The music industry being sexualized is the order of the day and it appears the sexism do work most for those who engage in it.

Obviously the industry is a male dominated field but I do not think that should put pressure on our female talents to use themselves as sex objects.

Now we cannot say the males are boxing them in because nobody told Mzbel, Raquel, Ebony and the rest to go naked.

To make a living, one needs a brand and experiment what will make people buy into that brand. People have become accustomed to nakedness. No wonder most voyeuristic videos go viral.

Ghanaian dancehall/afrobeats artist, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng popularly known as Ebony Reigns has discovered what most Ghanaians like and she is giving it to them back to back.

She is depending on her physical attributes but in the end it will be a glorified and monetized form of self-harm.

Ebony is working hard aside getting her kit off. If getting her kit off is not working positively for her brand I do not think she would continue to indulge herself in such act. Day-in and day-out her followers get increasing.

She always gets the attention of the media.
Bloggers will write about her and their readers will jump on to read. I do not think they would have written anything about her if she is not a ‘traffic generating tool’.

And that is eating into the minds of most up and coming female musicians…with the notion that sex sells.

Sex sells but for how long? The sexism strategy cannot be a lifetime strategy but I think talent does. I do not think handlers of Ebony Reigns are pushing her into that because she seems very comfortable in what she is doing.

Mzbel and others started with this old aged strategy but where are they now? She is now struggling to stay relevant in the game. Some DJs are not playing her songs even after paying payola.

Some cooperate entities will not associate themselves with sexualisation whiles others are doing. Isn’t that frustrating?

Those who will do are in because of the numbers, and the numbers sometimes lead to sales.

Anyone who will choose the latter should think of doing some investment whiles the fame last. The exploitation cannot be forever so think twice.

People can make giant strides in the industry without going naked. Adele and others top charts but they are not using themselves as sex objects.