- Empire State of Mind rapper, Jay-Z opens up about working hard to get a date with Beyonce
- The two are now officially married
Shawn Corey Carter is an American rapper and entrepreneur best known by his stage name Jay-Z.
Jay-Z is married to R&B superstar Beyonce; they collaborated on several songs and productions since 2002 and got married in 2008.
However, the rapper revealed that he had to work very hard to date the Crazy in Love singer because she was not impressed by his fame.
When they first began dating, Jay-Z had to wine and dine Beyonce to start getting to know her.
‘We were just beginning to try to date each other. Well, you know, you've got to try first. You got to dazzle ... wine and dine.’
The couple enjoys a wonderful married life with financial security due to their mutual success and that security means they won’t ever have to worry about their child’s welfare but the rapper is secure in the knowledge that Beyonce would have like him even if he wasn’t such a successful recording artist.
‘If I'm as cool as I am, yes. But she's a charming Southern girl, you know, she's not impressed ... But I would have definitely had to be this cool.’
The Empire State of Mind rapper says that Beyonce is now ‘gangsta’ due to his influence because the singer always had a very clean southern girl image.
Jay-Z also commented on the claims made by Forbes that he has a net worth of $500 million dollars, saying that he doesn’t want to reveal his fortune to the world.