Monica Lewinsky has praised Jay-Z for speaking openly about cheating on his wife Beyonce on his latest album.
Lewinsky, who understands better than anyone the public cost, paid for a high-profile affair, spoke about the iconic rapper’s misbehavior.
Monica praised Jay-Z for not ignoring the allegations hurled at him by Beyoncé on her 2016 album, Lemonade.
Lewinsky said ‘Jay-Z had a choice,’ ‘Having been called out publicly by his wife in her fierce 2016 album and video he knew that his fans wouldn’t have blinked if his next album skimmed past the allegations.
That’s not uncommon for men to do. And it’s not as if we hadn’t seen Beyoncé and Jay-Z out in the world together since then not to mention, welcoming their twins to planet Earth.
Jay-Z could have ignored it all. But, instead, he chose a path of honesty that will move the conversation forward and help others.’
The 43-year-old continued: ‘It is a refreshing and bracing antidote to see male icons convey vulnerability in an age when Washington’s new power elite and our coarsening culture are busy projecting an outmoded caricature of manhood, 24/7.
As we wrestle with gender roles and relationships between the sexes and see issues of sexism running rampant from the tech world to politics it’s heartening to see a crack in the implicit contract among men, their emotions, and society at large.
Jay-Z references infidelity a number of times on his 4:44, including two lyrics that seem directly in response to facets of the scandal that played out publicly in recent years.”
However, the hip hop mogul discussed his affairs in the most detail during a video released with the album, titled ‘Footnotes for 4:44’.