Jay-Z Talks OJ, Kanye & Trump with The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Style Magazine just published an extensive interview between Jay-Z and Executive Editor Dean Baquet that was inspired by his new album 4:44, specifically the song “The Story of OJ,” and which touches on race in America, the new album as therapy, his marital problems and much more. Over the course of a couple of hours, Jay spoke on how the election of Trump has forced the conversation of race to the forefront in a way that probably wouldn’t have happened under another president, his need to instill compassion and empathy in his children despite their privileged upbringing and how his album and Beyonce’s Lemonade served as therapy for the couple. He also revealed that he and his wife have a number of songs in the stash that they recorded for their long rumored joint project, and opened up about his contentious but resilient relationship with Kanye West.

You can watch the highlights from interview below or read a transcript at the NYT site here.


In related news, Jay leads this year’s Grammy nominations with 8 nods, one ahead of Kendrick Lamar, who received 7 nominations.

Previously: Watch Chris Paul & Jay-Z Discuss The Houston Trade Before It Happened


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