In the recent issue of Vanity Fair, Jayz who is on the cover opens up on his drug past and also talks about Beyonce, how hard it was to impress her and says he changed her from a good girl to a gangsta.
On Drug dealing
”I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.Not until later, when I realised the effects on the community,I started looking at the community on the whole, but in the beginning no.
‘I was thinking about surviving. I was thinking about improving my situation. I was thinking about buying clothes.”You have to have an exit strategy, because your window(for dealing drugs) is very small. You’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die
On dating Beyonce..
”’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.”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.’
He also confirms that the line on his latest album: ‘She was a good girl ’til she knew me’ is about his wife.
When quizzed if she is no longer a ‘good girl’, Jay-Z responds: ‘Nah. She’s gangsta now.’