The recording artist and music mogul told the New York Times, in an interview posted on Wednesday, that he’s still emotionally scarred from his impoverished upbringing in Brooklyn.
And as Jay-Z discussed psychotherapy that’s when he made his admission of “infidelity.”
“You have to survive. So you go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode what happens? You shut down all emotions. So even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect,” he told executive editor Dean Baquet. “In my case, like it’s, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: Infidelity.”
Baquet didn’t appear to push Jay-Z for any other details of his cheating.