Jay-Z Says His Marriage to Beyoncé ‘Wasn’t Totally Built on 100% Truth’

Beyoncé and Jay-Z know how to get the Internet buzzing.

Although the couple tends to keep their relationship fairly private, it’s no secret that Beyoncé called out Jay-Z for cheating in some of her lyrics from Lemonade.

And now, Jay-Z is owning up to some of his mistakes on his newly released album, 4:44.

Some of his lyrics indicate that Bey was singing the truth (because her accusation wasn’t enough?). That seems to be even more solidified in a new mini-documentary Jay added to TIDAL.

The video, entitled Footnotes, is 11 minutes in length and includes testimonies about relationships from men across the entertainment industry. It includes comments from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Jesse Williams, Aziz Ansari, Chris Rock, Will Smith, and Mahershala Ali.

In his segment, Jay-Z admits that the couple had to rebuild their relationship to save their marriage. He said,

“I just ran into this place, and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship. . . that wasn’t totally built on 100 percent truth, and then it starts cracking. Then things start happening that the public can see. . . and then we had to go to a point and be like, ‘OK, tear this down, and let’s start from the beginning.’ And it’s hard. . . nothing’s harder than this, by far, I’m telling you, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

So he doesn’t outright mention cheating but certainly confirms that the relationship has had its incredibly difficult times.

Jay-Z will be releasing more videos for the album, and we can imagine that they will also include insights into the couple’s highly-speculated relationship.


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Allie Bush
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people's plates.