Thursday, June 10, 2010 | 8:38pm
Jay-Z Looking very ‘Joe Camel-esque’ On The New Cover of Rolling Stone
Touches on everything from the wifeyoncé, life as president of Def Jam and getting his Tony Soprano on at the shrink.
Anytime you’re on the cover of Rolling Stone its a huge deal but something went completely wrong when the person in Jay-Z‘s camp responsible for approving this cover signed off. Since his entrance into the game almost 20 years ago, Jigga has had to battle critics taking jabs at his uncanny resemblance to the cartoon former mascot of camel cigarettes, Joe Camel. And just as the disses and comparisons have subsided in recent years, this cover drops almost certain to bring back all the old jokes.
And while the cover will no doubt dominate the talk there was actually some substance of note inside the magazine. RollingStone.com teases the article in which Jigga touches on everything from disagreements with the wifeyoncé, life as president of Def Jam and getting his Tony Soprano on at the shrink.
“While Jay is notoriously private about his life with wife Beyoncé, Binelli gets the rapper to let down his guard, and Jay reveals his superstar better half vetoed a piece of artwork he’d bought for their 8,000-square-foot Tribeca penthouse. The black-and-white Laurie Simmons photograph in question depicted “a noirishly lit pistol with a pair of women’s legs emerging from the handle… Beyoncé sent it back and had it replaced with a similar Simmons piece, only depicting a perfume bottle instead of a gun.” Binelli also encourages Jay to open up about his biggest challenges as president of Def Jam (the most frustrating meeting? “Honestly? All of them”) and his one and only experience in therapy, when as Binelli writes, “The psychiatrist gave him tea that made him sleepy and asked him questions like, ‘Who are your best friends?’”
While Hov is rarely ever a quality interview and has the driest sense of humor for a witty lyricist this might actually be a good article and I’d assume a must read for Jay-Z diehards.