Jay-Z opens up about cheating on Beyoncé

Rapper says he's "not the worst of what I've done"

Jay-Z has discussed his high-profile infidelity and how he and Beyoncé worked with repair their relationship.

The rapper’s adultery came to light on Beyoncé’s 2016 album ‘Lemonade’, with Jay later confirming the unfaithfulness on his ‘4:44’ record last year.

Speaking during a new episode of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction Netflix show, Jay stressed that he is a “different person” now and that he’s “not the worst of what I’ve done”.


“For a lot of us, we don’t have, especially where I grew up and men in general, we don’t have emotional cues from when we’re young,” he argued. “Our emotional cues are ‘Be a man, stand up, don’t cry!’ I want to have the emotional tools that it takes to keep my family together.”

Beyonce and Jay-Z

Jay added: “I have a beautiful wife who’s understanding and knew I’m not the worst of what I’ve done. We did the hard work of going to therapy and you know, we love each other, right? So we really put in the work.”

“I like to believe we’re in a better place today. But we’re still working and communicating and growing. And I’m proud of the father and the husband that I am today because of all the work that was done.”

“I now know I’m a different person and my worst fear is not coming to pass.”


Elsewhere in the episode, Jay talked about Donald Trumphis mother first coming out as gay and what he thinks makes Snoop Dogg and Eminem good rappers.

The episode is available to watch now via Netflix.