Remember, kids, there was a time when Jay Z declared “Only wife of mines is a life of crime,” and that he’d be “forever mackin.’” But here’s proof that even Hov contemplated giving his heart to a woman. In an interview that aired on MTV back in 1998, the man that would eventually become Beyonce’s husband discussed the fact that he had never been in love before.
Here’s what he said… complete with Beyonce’s reactions in gifs.
“I loved women I was with, I loved things about ‘em. But I never been in love ‘cause they say love is forever,” he said. “I never felt that forever type of thing. I’ve never been away from anyone and been like ‘Can’t wait to get back to ‘em.’”
“I think it’s that I guard myself. I won’t allow myself. But I know that. So I’m on my way to recovery. Maybe soon. I’m on my way.”
“I like a lot of different things. I think that’s another reason[…] This girl might be witty, or this one might have a sense of style that I like. Or this one has a natural raw [beauty]. I like a lot of different things. Until I can find that all in one person, I gotta keep moving.”
Things done changed since ‘96. #NeverForget