Jay-Z was recently a guest on the show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman. Among other things, the rapper opened up about his infidelity and why his wife Beyonce decided to take him back.
The fourth episode dropped on Netflix on Friday and Jay-Z was very candid about his marriage. During the interview, Letterman began by recalling his own past mistakes of being unfaithful. The host owned up to his faults and how he regretted his actions.
In 2009, Letterman admitted that he had cheated on his wife, Regina Lasko after one of the affair partners threatened blackmail.
A while ago, Jay-Z faced similar attention when he stepped out on his wife. The story began to buzz in 2014 when a video of sister-in-law Solange Knowles attacking the rapper in an elevator went viral.
In 2016, the speculations gained momentum when Beyonce released her record Lemonade. In it, she made several veiled references to an unfaithful partner. The internet went crazy trying to figure out who 'Becky with the good hair' was but the mom was not very forthcoming.
Finally, last year, in an interview with New York Time's T Magazine, Jay-Z admitted his transgression.
He opened up to Letterman saying he needed a little bit of help to get through the bad patch in his marriage. He credited therapy and his wife's support for helping him get through it.
Much like you, I have a beautiful wife who was understanding and who knew I'm not the worst of what I've done.
He also proclaimed his love for his wife and admitted that they both put in a lot of work for years to get through the pain.
I like to believe we're in a better place today. I'm proud of the father and the husband that I am today.
The father of three added that he wanted to tell his story to show people that running away is not the only option.
We just see people give up. The divorce rate is 50 percent. We never see people (who say) 'OK, let's work through this. I love you; I love my family.'
It sure took a lot of strength for Jay to talk about his own failings. But the good news is that he and his wife seem to be working things out.