CNN has launched a new show called “The Van Jones Show” and the first guest on the show was Jay-Z. Van Jones who is a commentator, political activist and Attorney has said that his show would welcome sports figures, musicians, actors and other entertainers. He also added that: “This is an opportunity to really reflect on where we are and where we are going. We will have cultural icons and political leaders on the one hand, but we will also be going out into the country, talking to ordinary people.”
While on the show, Jay-Z talked about his determination to save his marriage with his wife Beyoncé. Jay-Z finally got a chance to partially address the 2014 leaked surveillance footage which showed Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, kicking Jay-Z in an elevator. It was rumored that he cheated on his wife, hence Solange was mad at him.
Although Jay-Z did not go into details about what actually happened but he admitted that he wronged his wife and has apologized to her. He even apologized to Beyonce in his latest album when he rapped “I apologize often womanize/ Took for my child to be born/ See through a woman’s eyes/ Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles/ Took me too long for this song/ I don’t deserve you.”
When Van Jones asked Jay-Z why he chose to fight for his marriage, Jay-Z replied that his wife was simply “my soul mate, the person I love.” He added that: “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.”
“The key to working through marital difficulties, regardless of one’s fame, is having “the tools to move forward. We were never a celebrity couple – we were a couple that happened to be celebrities. We are real people.”