JAY-Z OPENS UP ABOUT HIS FATHER IN ‘FOOTNOTES OF ADNIS’!

Following the release of the full length music video for “Adnis,” one of the bonus tracks on 4:44, Jay-Z has released “Footnotes of Adnis” where he opens up about his father and their fraught relationship.

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Anger directed at his father Adnis Reeves for his absence in Jay-Z’s life, eventually gave way to respect and understanding as the hit maker became a man.

“I started thinking, ‘Man, my dad married my mother at a time when everybody was leaving. He tried. My mom had two kids before him. She had four kids by 20. I was the youngest child. They were young. That don’t check the box of what I thought. That don’t check the box of somebody who wasn’t shit. You married this woman with four kids and they was together for 11 years. Now the story gets different.”

Other fathers share their stories including Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, DJ Khaled and Mahershala Ali, who is featured in the video.

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