In an interview before Sunday night's Grammys, Jay-Z confided how he fought for his marriage to Beyonce—after he had cheated. The rapper said on CNN's The Van Jones Show that fellow singer Beyonce is his soul mate, but candidly indicated it was a battle to hold things together. Scroll down Radar's gallery for more on Jay-Z's revealing chat.
Jay-Z previously admitted to the New York Times that he'd been unfaithful to his wife. He told Van Jones about Beyonce, "That's my soul mate. It's the person I love. You can be in love with someone, you can love someone, and if you haven't experienced love or don't understand it or you don't have the tools to move forward then you are going to have complications. Period."
The rapper, 48, and his wife, 36, were treated like a king and queen during pre-Grammy events in New York this weekend.
The "New York State of Mind" singer and Beyonce celebrated after the Grammy salute to industry icons, which honored him.
At the 2018 Roc Nation brunch before the Grammys, Jay-Z and Beyonce stuck close together.
Jay-Z said on CNN about his marital relationship, "You can either address or you can pretend until it blows up at some point. For us, we chose to fight for our love, for our family, to give our kids a different outcome, to break that cycle for black men and women, to see a different outcome."
The rap icon said the best way to apologize was through "changed behavior."
Jay-Z commented to Van Jones, "You have to acknowledge the pain. You have to let that person have their say. You have to get on the floor, get on the mattress, and you have to really work through it and really be honest no matter how many times.
The rapper, who has been married to Beyonce for a decade and raises three kids with her, confessed to get past problems in marriage, "It takes a while. It's hard. It's difficult to hear, it's difficult to say, it's difficult to listen to that pain. You have to be strong enough to go through that - and on the other side it's beautiful." He said therapy stopped them from divorcing. Beyonce's album "Lemonade" previously shocked their fans as it hinted at his cheating.
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