In an interview with Delta Sky magazine, Jay-Z explains the creative delays between himself and Kanye, and why people think he’s in some secret society.
Kanye West and Jay-Z announced back in January that they would release their collaborative Watch The Throne album within the month. Over four months later, the duo is still rumored to be putting the finishing touches on the project. In a recent interview with Delta Sky magazine, Jay gave a brief explanation for some of the delays.
“Before success, there weren’t interviews or photo shoots,” Jay recounted. “Now it’s a big thing to get in the studio. It’s like a process just to get there. And once I’m there, I have to dial into an emotion.”
Jay added that at times, it’s been hard for Kanye West to finish, saying that his protégé-turned-peer is “in an extraordinarily creative place,” which is making it difficult for him to focus.
When Watch The Throne finally does land on shelves, Jay-Z and Kanye detractors may begin another round of Illuminati rumors. But Jay dismissed such accusations, and he had his own line of reasoning for why people think he may be in some mythical secret society.
If you think Jay-Z is down with the Illuminati, he has a message for you. The hip-hop mogul is speaking out against those who have accused him of being affiliated with the secret society, and his words might hurt.
“It may sound a little arrogant, but I just think people can’t handle when somebody else is successful,” Jay told Delta Sky magazine. “Something has gotta be wrong; you gotta be down with some higher power. And I guess when someone else is successful, it makes you feel like maybe you’re a failure. So it can’t be you, it has to be some other force.”
He’s not the only artist who’s been plagued by the rumors. His wife Beyoncé has dealt with her share of critics, as have other superstars including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, and Rihanna.
The Roc Nation CEO previously addressed the topic on Rick Ross’
“Free Mason,” where he rapped, “I said I was amazing, not that I’m a mason” and “I’m on my third six, but a devil I’m not.”
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