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JAY-Z talks his Mum’s Sexuality, Blue Ivy’s Freestyle, Weed in Part 2 of Interview

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JAY-Z talks his Mum's Sexuality, Blue Ivy's Freestyle, Weed in Part 2 of Interview - BellaNaijaLast week, JAY-Z‘s podcast with Rap Radar was released, where he discussed the Kanye beef, the elevator incident with Solange, and Future lyrics.

The second part of the interview has been released on Tidal, where the rapper revealed even more on the subjects tackled on his album “4:44″.

The rapper discussed his mother’s sexuality on song “Smile,” coming out as a lesbian several years after mothering children. He rapped:

Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/ Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian/ Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate/ Society shame and the pain was too much to take.

About doing the song, he said:

When she first heard the song she was like ‘absolutely not,’ and I was like, ‘Man, this is so important, like so many people in the world hiding and things like this will help you.

I was just so happy with the person that she’s become, just live your life and be who you are. One of my proudest songs, I love that song.

His daughter also dropped a freestyle on a track “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family.” He has a 5-minute video of her recording in the booth, he said. He added:

So I start playing the beat and I was playing it so long and then I started doing something and she went and she got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool and she just started rapping.

I’m talking about amazing pockets. She understands the concept of a hook, she’s five… I was like, ‘what the f**k is going on in here?’

JAY-Z also discussed the hypocrisy of the war on drugs, the racial undertones, how he feels now that weed is legal. He said, about the co-founder of his Roc-A-Fella Records, Kareem “Biggs” Burke‘s 2010 arrest for marijuana trafficking:

Biggs, you know… yeah that really hurt me about Biggs… That’s a real story…There are people in jail while people making billions of dollars off weed.

Everybody cool with that shit? Y’all cool? No one’s gonna talk about it? They had some ladies on the Today Show talking about weed makes them better parents…Oh shit, nah, this man just did five years. You guys gonna just do this. Alright. It’s f**ked up. It’s f**ked up.

He also spoke about his method of self-expression – rap. How it’s still a young genre. He said:

Rap is just growing up. It’s still one of the youngest genres of music. So no one really knows what it’s going to be yet.

We haven’t seen where a guy 47 years old puts out this sort of album, we haven’t seen that, this thing is…young, it’s gon’ grow and it’s gon’ be wide, and its gon’ be wonderful and beautiful and people are gonna be able to coexist.

Asked if he’s ever going to release another album, JAY-Z said:

Yeah. If I have something to talk about and it’s great. If it’s not great, then no. I just wanna make great shit. And it has to be great to me, that’s what its really about. I have to be happy with it.

5 Comments

  1. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    August 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    WE ARE TIRED THIS SAME TOPIC, CAN WE MOVE AHEAD TO OTHER THINGS

    • Adeola

      August 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Exactly. I tire oh. Speak about over milking the album

  2. June

    August 27, 2017 at 12:44 am

    BN, you already posted this article some weeks ago. Truth is we are actually getting tired of them . There is something I cannot place my hand on but Jay-Z is not as genuine as he used to be . Everything seems calculated . He and his madam have made everything about themselves “exclusive ” . And now when the masses who helped in getting them where they are don’t have the interest in adding their money to their “exclusiveness” . You are now granting interviews upandan. Guy sidon! Signed- an old fan.

  3. Me

    August 28, 2017 at 10:54 am

    @ June and co:
    What’s different is they have grown. They have matured emotionally spiritually and socially. They have seen the world, still learning and with a greater perspective. If you can’t understand this depth and call it calculated in a shallow way, Then you are part of the reason they need to spill more. They are not in your box.

    I love them now than I did before.

    • June

      August 29, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Yawn ! Saying it the way I see it .

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