This past weekend during Jay-z’s 40/40 Club’s 18th anniversary, the rapper revealed how much he loved working with his wife, Beyonce.
“She’s super detail-oriented, obviously, as you can see from her work,” the rapper, 51, told Entertainment Tonight, “She’s an incredibly hard worker, super talented, very inspiring.”
The power couple married in 2008 and share 3 children– Blue Ivy, 9, and twins Sir and Rumi, 3.
“Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know?” Jay-Z told The Sunday Times in April. “Not ‘Here’s this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I’m creating for you.’ What if my child doesn’t want to be in music or sports? I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported and feels loved, I think anything is possible.”
The rapper also stated that he and Beyonce believe they’re “guides” for their small children.
“It’s easy for us, as human beings, to want our children to do certain things, but we have no idea,” Jay-Z said.
Earlier this month, Beyonce discussed her experiences as a working parent, emphasizing how much she values the simple things in life.
“One of my most satisfying moments as a mom is when I found Blue one day soaking in the bath with her eyes closed, using blends I created, and taking time for herself to decompress and be at peace,” she told Harper’s Bazaar at the time. “I discovered CBD on my last tour, and I’ve experienced its benefits for soreness and inflammation. It helped with my restless nights and the agitation that comes from not being able to fall asleep. I found healing properties in honey that benefit my children and me. And now I’m building hemp and a honey farm. I’ve even got hives on my roof!”
She also admitted that, as the family’s “backbone,” it’s critical that she’s in a good space.
“I didn’t realize how much that takes a toll on my mental and physical well-being,” she said. “I have not always made myself a priority.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the couple has spent more time with their children than ever before in the last two years, which she sees as a silver lining.
“I truly cherish this time with my family,” Beyonce told British Vogue in October 2020. “I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know-how. Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”