News: Jay-Z Says Beyonce Jacked His Swag, "She Stole Many Things From Me" [Video]
Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 10:03AM
Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has opened up about his marriage with R&B singer/wife Beyonce Knowles and explained how he, in fact, is responsible for some of her biggest dance moves.
According to Hovi, they both tend to "steal" one another's swag for performances.
"She's actually in Trinidad, she has a concert," Jay told television personality Jonathan Ross. "[We go to each other's concerts] all the time. Of course, she's a magnificent performer. I steal routines from her, she stole many things from me, you know, I see it on stage, the whole, her whole dance. [smiles] I started that. You probably don't know what that is. Yeah, I actually created that ['Put A Ring On It'] dance, it was me, again. I said you should [wave your hands] and she, you know, did it and I wouldn't really tell anybody this but you asked me so I don't want to make it seem like I'm making myself more important. [On Valentine's Day], she was in Peru and I was in Denver on my way to [the United Kingdom], and it was like a, very romantic. Skype." (BBC One)
Beyonce recently appeared on the "Tyra Show" and spoke on giving Jay a televised shout-out during this year's Grammy Awards.
"I wanted to run off the stage. Like "what did I just say". He was shocked like "what are we doing? What are you doing?" but it was just a genuine moment and I looked in the audience and I saw my nephew and I saw my cousin Angie and I saw him..and it's the first thing that came to my mouth. I didn't think about it, it just came out. After I walked off the stage I just bawled because that's when I realized what just happened to me and everything I have been working for my whole night, it paid off that night." (Necole Bitchie)
Beyonce also discussed her aim to have her first child with Jay in the future.
"The thing that's interesting is I don't need 'Sasha Fierce' anymore, because I've grown," she said in an interview, "and I'm now able to merge the two. I want people to see me. I want people to see who I am...I always say, 'I don't want to lose my curves,' I like firm curves. You can never do enough squats, you can never do enough sit-ups. But as far as losing too much weight or building too much muscle -- I like for women to look feminine...I definitely want to have a child, but I know from my nephew it's a lot. I hope that those things will just happen naturally. I still haven't had time to relax." (Allure Magazine)
Both Grammy-winning artists were recently named the highest-earning couple in Hollywood.
Music duo Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles earned $122 million between June 2008 and June 2009, landing them atop the publication's annual Top-Earning Couples list in Hollywood for the second year in a row. The couple married quietly in 2008 and are responsible for everything from music ("Single Ladies" and "Empire State of Mind") to clothing lines, worldwide tours, and product endorsements (like American Express and Budweiser). (Entertainment Weekly)
Check out Jay-Z speaking on Beyonce below: