Rapper Jay-Z finally sat down for an interview with Oprah for the Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday (September 24). The two had already had a chance to talk when Oprah accompanied Jay-Z on his return to the roots, his childhood home in Brooklyn’s tough Marcy Housing Projects, for the Oprah Magazine.
Oprah asked the hip-hop mogul about his drug dealing past, his difficult relationship with his father and his marriage to super sexy Beyonce. When asked about Rihanna and Chris Brown’s domestic violence case, Jay-Z revealed he told her to become a hero for women who have been through the same situation (watch video below).
“It’s one of those situations where she’s young, they’re both young,” Jay-Z said. ” … There’s a contention of young people who are going through the same things, and no one hears their voice. She can be their hero. Or she can choose not to grow from this.”
Jay-Z On Oprah Video