Jay-Z Talks Fatherhood, Miley Cyrus & Watch The Throne Sequel On Hot 97
In celebration of the ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ official store release, Hova was spotted doing some random media stops today, check out the highlights from his hot 97 interview with Angie Martinez, and take a listen to the audio below.
“Jay-Z’s album just hit stores today, but it’s already been certified platinum. The RIAA presented the hip-hop mogul with a platinum plaque for 1 million copies sold of Magna Carta Holy Grail. It marks his 12th platinum album to date.
Samsung purchased 1 million copies of the album and gave them away to their mobile users for free via the Magna Carta app on Google Play.
Jay-Z prompted the RIAA to change its certification policy, which previously required that albums be available for 30 days prior to certification. The new policy counts digital album sales immediately upon release.
Despite its pre-release, MCHG is still expected to sell around 450,000 copies in its first week.”
Here are the highlights:
On Trayvon Martin and the news cycle
“I was just watching the trial and man, it’s strange how you can just see everyone’s agenda when their talking about things. CNN is almost like TMZ. Certain things it’s like, aww man, this is really just entertainment. It’s really all for ratings. And you squeeze a bit of information in there.”
On how he was affected by his parents splitting up:
“They were together my early years, till I was 9 or something. That’s what made it worse, because I knew. Some people don’t even get to feel that sort of love at all so you can’t miss what you don’t have. It’s still this empty feeling. There’s more of an empty feeling having it, then having it taken away from you.”
On being a father:
“[It's] just more reaffirming the things that’s really important in life and editing your life in such a way that you don’t have anything that’s distracting you. Anything that’s taking away from that time you should be with your child.”
“I fail all the time. I’m a person that loves to win. I don’t hate to lose.”
On if he reads blogs:
“Not that much, but once in a while, yeah. More music though, just music. Not like we worried about gossip. It’s not my business.”
On watching reality TV, including “Love & Hip Hop”:
“I’ve seen everything at least once or twice. I’m really an ESPN, HBO guy.”
“I just don’t need money. … I think success is just being able to do what you like to do on your terms.”
On buying back the rights to Roc-A-Fella:
“We just got it back from Universal. Thank you guys up there. The chain remains.”
On Miley Cyrus’ new musical style (since he shouts her out on “Somewhere In America”:
“She’s fearless, just being herself and expressing herself. I think it’s more a reaction of people wanting her to be Hannah Montana. Just watching the situation, people want her to be something and she’s like, ‘I’m not that. I was 6-years-old, they want me to be 6-years-old forever.’ That must be really frustrating, and this is her reaction to it.”
“I love it…It’s polarizing because it’s art. That’s what art is; it forces you to have an opinion. What’s good for the genre is [Yeezus] pushes it forward.”
On the possibility of Watch The Throne 2:
“Yeah. Hopefully, yeah. It hasn’t begun.”
On his relationship with Dame Dash:
“We created something that’s going to go down forever, so I can only have love for Dame. I just don’t know where we are in our life. We’re not the same two men at that time when we gelled in that way. I haven’t seen him in a while. I have ultimate confidence in him that he’ll find his way because he’s an amazing and smart guy.”
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