Ebony Magazine has proclaimed Jay-Z and Beyonce as “Music’s Most Powerful Couple” on the cover of their February issue, and in the accompanying story, veteran journalist dream hampton, who collaborated with Jay on his recently released book, Decoded, gives fans a rare glimpse into the relationship of the industry powerbrokers. According to hampton:
“He is her best friend, someone who immediately and implicitly understands her life, not only as a star, but as a hard-working driven artist.“
hampton also divulges how the couple spends their downtime, but acknowledges that breaks for the hardworking music idols are few and far between:
“For all their might as solo power players, their relationship is remarkably free of drama. They sit around in their pajamas and watch cable and snuggle, which may, after all, be the ultimate fantasy. When they climb off the couch from beneath their favorite cashmere throws or disembark from their yachts, they work as if James Brown were their boss. One of them is always touring, always in the studio, always somewhere making kinds of multimillion dollar-deals that keep them on the Forbes list.”
As for how they make their relationship work, hampton revealed that in spite of their power as individuals, the duo’s relationship is very much give-and-take:
“Shortly after they’d become serious, when Jay was on summer tour, I was touched by the fact that they were committed to scheduling real time together, even if that meant Beyonce coming on the road, occasionally gracing the stage to perform one of their collabos. I wondered to myself if Jay would return the favor. Powerful women have no problem supporting their partners’ dreams so demonstratively. But that September, when it was her turn to head out on her first major international tour as a solo artist, Jay was backstage in her dressing room, playing cards with a robed Beyonce’, ready to return the backing and join her onstage if need arose. The very nature of such circumstances proves that they are, indeed, the true definition of a power couple.”
I must admit, I was really skeptical about these two when they first linked up, but now they’re one of my favorite celebrity couples. I really hope Bey pops out some little Jiggas at some point in the near future.
Mara The Hip-Hop Socialite got her start in the hip-hop industry when she accepted an offer to work on a temporary basis in the promotions department of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records in 2006. It was there where she first began putting her experiences with the industry onto paper, utilizing the writing skills she acquired while earning her Juris Doctor degree from the law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. .....read more.....