Â Jay-Z is the cover of GQ magazine for December Issue.
He is noted as the “King of the Year” by the men’s magazine.
The famous rapper revealed about his family and some of his latest projects.
Jay-Z on his friend Kanye’s obsessing about the microdetails of his new album, ‘Watch the Throne:’
“I think he just can’t help himself. He puts so much into everything and he’s like, ‘you have to treat it like I treat it.’ It drives you crazy sometimes-like when you have put seventy-five versions of a snare in one song and he’s like, ‘No!’ and you’re like ‘come on man’”
Jay-Z on his father:
“If your dad dies before you were born, yeah, it hurts-but it’s not like you had a connection with something that was real. Not to say that it’s any better-but to have that connection and have it ripped away, was like the worst. My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my hero.”
“I (talked about) what it did for me, what it meant, asked him why. There is no real answer. There was nothing he could say, because there’s no excuse for that. There really isn’t.Â So there was nothing he could say to satisfy me, except to hear me out. And it was up to me to forgive and let go.”
On the decision to confirm Beyonce’s pregnancy to MTVVideo Music Awards he said:
“It was actually Bey who wanted (to announce) it, You want to be in control of your life.”
On putting car seat to Maybach:
“Yeah. Would not that be great? That would be a great picture.”
On what songs his child will grow up hearing:
There will be ‘Reasonable Doubt, ‘Ready to Die, there will be ‘Illmatic’
The King of the Year on ‘Niggas in Paris:’
“It’s not like We’re here! We’re balling harder than everybody. It’s like, I’m shocked that we’re here. Still being amazed, still not being jaded. Having so much fun and then stopping and saying, ‘What are we doing here?’ ‘How did we get here?’ I’ve known so many people who did not make it,” “Most people can look at a picture of the kids they grew up with and it’s like, ‘Oh yeah-Adam went away to Harvard.’ This is a whole different conversation.”
For the complete revealing issue, it is available on stands on November 22.