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I once begged Beyoncé not to Leave – JAY-Z reveals in new documentary



JAY-Z and Beyoncé

In another mini documentary for his latest album 4:44, JAY-Z has revealed that his relationship with his wife Beyoncé “wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth” fueling rumours of his infidelity first insinuated on Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

JAY-Z had previously released “Footnotes for 4:44”.

In the documentary, tagged “Footnotes for 4:44” and exclusively released on TIDAL, he said that rebuilding the “beautiful mansion” of the relationship was “the hardest thing he’s ever done.”

Speaking on his marriage, JAY-Z said:

This is my real life. I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking. Things start happening that the public can see. Then we had to get to a point of, ‘Okay, tear this down and let’s start from the beginning … It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Recalling a vacation with Beyoncé where he begged her not to leave, JAY-Z said: “What is happening to my body right now? Did I just say … ‘Don’t leave’? All this is new for me.”

“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,” JAY-Z said, adding that it was the reason he played the track (4:44) for Beyoncé before anyone else.

The 11-minute clip opened briefly with Chris Rock before cutting to Chris Paul who talked about how tough it is when fighting with your partner.

Other men who spoke about their relationships with women in the clip include Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar, Mahershala Ali, Will Smith, Aziz Ansari, and Anthony Anderson.

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  1. Bennie

    July 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Respect!! very much on point

  2. Susa

    July 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Lol. The desperation. That Livenation and Sony debt gotta be paid.

  3. jide

    July 11, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Hahah Jayz wants to sell record by force. Shit is being made up. Too bad for anyone who falls for this sensationalized album

    • nene

      July 11, 2017 at 5:37 pm


    • tunmi

      July 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Well maybe. And it’s likely true.

    • Dave

      July 12, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Mtcheeew am telling you.. So what’s the big deal if he begs…..

  4. Itsjusme

    July 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Most men have begged a woman. What’s different? He is telling the world and she didn’t ? Kmt pls these people are humans we all beg, we all cry, we all fall, we all rise.

  5. nene

    July 11, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    he’s using headlines to make money.

  6. Mrs chidukane

    July 11, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    These days people are so cynical. Odiegwu.

  7. Lollipop

    July 11, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Pls bellanaijarians I have a very important question to ask Am I to watch this with my mb?

  8. Omoté

    July 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    In all of this, he’s gonna make a lot of money! They kept their private bizness private, worked through their storms and made it out okay, even when the media was going crazy with stories of a possible breakup and body language experts analysing pictures of them, they kept mum. That’s the way it should be, work it out and if u can’t, go ur separate ways quietly.

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