If you think Jayz can not top his laundry list of accomplishments, he never fails to give you more. In the very candid interview with Vanity Fair in his private suite, he’s different from the cool, guarded, and aloof guy we usually see. He’s the JayZ that only his friends and family get to see: extroverted, curious, gregarious, hilarious, and downright chatty. He laughs a lot—his trademark short, staccato laugh.
With unprecedented access, the drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and family man opens up and shows his fans yet another side of himself. He said he never went swimming as a kid, but now he’s learned how to swim so he can teach his daughter—18-month-old Blue Ivy. He said he’s been learning to play tennis with a trainer. Jay tells Vanity Fair: “of course” he pursued Beyoncé, “Well, you know, you’ve got to try first. You got to dazzle…wine and dine.” Beyoncé, who is said in person not to look a day over 20 without makeup, was present during the interview and shares that her daughter Blue prefers Jay’s music to hers. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more.. Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy.
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The 43 year old rapper has set the bar high and shows no signs of stopping. This fall JayZ’s set to debuts a fragrance “Gold” and a cigar “Comador.” He will also partner with Barneys New York to sell luxury goods from the Shawn Carter Collection during the holiday season. (Twenty-five percent of the Barneys proceeds will benefit his foundation, which provides scholarships to students facing socio-economic hardships.)