Fans Reacts To Jay-Z Reflecting His Regrets About “Big Pimpin” In 2010

Comments by Jay-Z in a 2010 interview have gone viral that the rapper “regrets” the lyrics in his single “Big Pimpin’.”

However, while many news outlets ran with the headlines, it seems that those comments are misconstrued from an old interview by Jay-Z done in 2010. Of course, of late, most of the news about Jay-Z surrounds his business acumen and financial moves, including the latest sale of his share in Tidal to Jack Dorsey’s Square.

He has also been trending on Twitter for his performance on DJ Khaled’s latest album “Khaled Khaled’. Now, it seems that fans are concerned that the rapper could be regretting the lyrics to one of his biggest singles at the heights of his career.

One news article on the internet said the rapper “regretted” his Big Pimpin’ lyrics. It cited Beyonce’s husband and father of three, saying he can’t believe he said those things. However, at no point did Jay-Z ever say that. The internet was abuzz with discussions about the purported “regrets” as they proclaimed their love for the song.

However, the interview that the news article actually referred to is one done in 2010 with the Wall Street Journal in which Jay-Z talked about his book Decoded as well as his songwriting skills. At no point did he ever say he regretted making the song or using those lyrics, a dedicated fan page pointed out.

It added that HOV has also performed the songs many times over the past years since the song’s release.

A snippet of the interview online was posted where the Wall Street Journal asked Jay-Z, “you’re famous for not writing your lyrics down as you compose them. What changes about them when you see them on the page like this?”

Jay-Z is then quoted replying: “Some [lyrics] become really profound when you see them in writing. Not ‘Big Pimpin’. That’s the exeption. It was like I can’t believe I said that. And kept saying it. What kind of animal would say this sort of thing? Reading it is really harsh,” he said.

It appears that Jay-Z was saying he was shocked at seeing the lyrics actually on paper. But while some were quick to call the rapper misogynistic for the lyrics, others instead focused on the fact that he did not, in fact, say he regrets them as was reported by the online news publication.

Meanwhile, some fans praised the song as one of the biggest rap tunes ever made, while some also condemned the rapper for the lyrics, which seemed to promote the ill-treatment of women.

This is #ClickBait

This is being reported as new when it's actually from a 2010 Wall Street Journal interview where JAY-Z talked about his book Decoded and his songwriting. No where did he say he regrets making "Big Pimpin'"

He has performed the song countless times since then

— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) May 3, 2021

Honestly prefer big pimpin Jay-z over financial literacy Jay-z

— art doll ? (@meowmanifesto) May 3, 2021

Jay-Z is 51 year old married father of 3 kids, it makes sense for him to regret Big Pimpin. It’s still my favorite hit single from him though.

— Dedee ? (@thoughtfulbae) May 3, 2021

Relax. Big Pimpin will be played at my wedding.

— Taylor. (@Tater_Tottt) May 3, 2021

According to Genius here is a portion of Jay-Z’s verse on “Big Pimpin.”

You know I thug ’em, f*** ’em, love ’em, leave ’em
‘Cause I don’t f***in’ need ’em
Take ’em out the hood, keep ’em lookin’ good
But I don’t f***in’ feed ’em
First time they fuss I’m breezin’
Talkin’ bout, “What’s the reasons?”
I’m a pimp in every sense of the word, bitch
Better trust than believe ’em
In the cut where I keep ’em
‘Til I need a nut, ’til I need to beat the guts
Then it’s, beep beep and I’m pickin’ ’em up
Let ’em play with the dick in the truck
Many chicks want to put Jigga fist in cuffs
Divorce him and split his bucks
Just be’cause you got good head, I’m a break bread
So you can be livin’ it up?

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Jay-Z Finalized Tidal Deal With Jack Dorsey For Much Higher Than We Thought

Jay-Z has finally parted ways with Tidal as his 6-year majority ownership has come to an end, and the sale to the deal is finalized.

The deal was closed with Jay-Z earning $350 million from Square, a company that is owned by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, who also owns Twitter. It’s a solid return on his investment in Tidal, which he bought the struggling company in 2015 for $56 million in partnership with other artists who contributed. Among those who contributed to Tidal’s initial purchase are Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Chris Martin, Damian Marley and others who all had 3% equity in the company.

Square is a financial services company, Dorsey, and is now in the music streaming business. Previously Tidal struggled against competition like Spotify and Apple Music. Both Dorsey and Jay-Z are friends and have been speculated to be planning business together.

In March, Dorsey announced that he planned to buy Tidal from the rap mogul. The deal was finally closed on Friday morning.

Under the deal, Square will get 80% ownership of Tidal- which is Jay-Z’s shares, as well as the many licensing deals the company has with major record labels. There will not be any changes to the artists/owners who will remain with the company too.

Jay-Z and Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez, who helped broker the deal, will be on Tidal’s Board of Directors to run the streaming company.

The rapper turned billionaire’s net worth is estimated to have grown by 40% with the Tidal sale. He previously recouped monies on his investment when he sold 33% of his Tidal shares to Sprint for $200 million in 2017.

Now that Tidal is in new hands, it leaves to be seen how the company will be run. When Jay-Z bought the company, it was aimed as an owned by artist company. The company paid 75% of royalties to musicians, producers, and songwriters. “Less profit for our bottom line, more money for the artist, fantastic,” he had said.

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Cardi B Explains How Rihanna & Jay-Z Inspired Her To Become A Billionaire

Cardi B says she looks up to Rihanna as she aspires to reach the same level of success as billionaire status, which Rihanna and Jay-Z have accomplished in a short frame of time.

Rihanna is becoming known as a business maestro as she sweeps the fashion industry with her Fenty brands that include lingerie, skincare, makeup and beauty, and luxury fashions, and now she’s seemingly about to enter the haircare industry – a multi-billion dollar industry due to the popularity of wigs and lace fronts and fashionable hairstyles without damaging the natural hair.

According to Cardi B, her biggest influences are Rihanna and Jay-Z, and she wants the same level of success. Speaking to Stationhead this week, she says her aspirations have transformed from the time she entered music to now as she sees the possibilities.

“When I came to the game and people used to be like, ‘who do you look up to?’ I always used to say, ‘I don’t look up to nobody,’ because I didn’t really understand the game and I only feel like I got influenced by the people that was around me,” she explained.

She added, “But now that I’m at the level that I am at, one of my biggest influences is Rihanna and Jay-Z. And I’m not saying it to kiss ass or anything. I just feel like they’re so influential because Rihanna comes from a country, a Caribbean country, that my parents came from and she’s a whole billionaire.”

Rihanna, who was born in Barbados to a Bajan father and a Guyanese mother, was discovered in her teenage years, after which she migrated to the United States to pursue her music dreams. Over the last five years, she has been working on her business empire, which has transformed the financial ranking of the “Umbrella” artist.

Earlier this year, Forbes reported that Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty company had reached $1 billion in valuation that made her become the world’s richest female musician. Cardi B, on the other hand, is a first-generation American born to parents who are from the Dominican Republic, so the fact that Rihanna has achieved that much seems to resonate with Cardi.

“For her to make her business so big and be a billionaire, that’s what I strive to be. That’s what I want. I want to be a billion dollar woman. I want to build a huge brand,” she added.

She also associated her experiences with Jay-Z, who she says “was from the hood like me.” Cardi B grew up in the tough Bronx New York neighborhood and got her big break in reality TV after building a reputation as a stripper turned rapper.

“He’s from the hood and this man’s a whole billionaire. And that’s just all about strategy and that’s just all about shaking hands, that’s just all about putting plans together.”

Earlier this month, Jay-Z’s net worth increased from $1 billion to $1.4 billion after he sold shares in his champagne company Armand de Brignac to the luxury brand owner LVMH as well as selling his shares in Tidal to the Jack Dorsey owned Square.

Meanwhile, Cardi B has been changing her strategies as she has pivoted from music as her only source of income and has several movies coming out soon. The multi-talented Grammy-winning rapper has also appeared in many commercials as she puts her acting chops on display.

Jay-Z Adds $400 Million To His Wealth With TIDAL & Ace Of Spade Deals

As far as moguls go, there aren’t many who can touch Jay-Z’s legacy. He’s shown that transitioning from artist to successful businessman can not only be done but done well. Many might know that he was worth US$1 billion, and now his net worth has shot up by 40 percent following his most recent deals with Jack Dorsey‘s Square and LVMH.

Forbes made the revelation that Hov is worth about $1.4 billion. Some of that newly acquired wealth came from his decision to sell a majority stake in the music streaming company Tidal to Jack Dorsey’s mobile payment company Square for $297 million. The transaction was valued at around $450 million. Even though he’s sold his stake in the company, he’s retained a seat on the board as well as a small percentage of the company as well. The rest of his wealth came from a previous deal LVMH in which he sold half of his Armand de Brignac champagne for about $640 million.

Forbes also took an in-depth look at how he’s accumulated his wealth and how it all adds up to a staggering $1.4 billion. His cash and investments alone are worth about $425 million. Jay-Z has always been one to sing about what he’s living, and within the last few years, he’s urged fans of his music to take an example and invest when they could. According to Forbes, he has stakes in many companies, including Uber, Ethos, and SpaceX.

One of his long-standing brands is the music label Roc Nation which is worth $140 million. The company has certainly grown over the years and is now responsible for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. His cognac brand, which is in partnership with Bacardi, is worth $120 million. Of course, his Music Catalog would factor into his wealth, and that is worth about $95 million. The Empire State of Mind singer has close to 300 songs and owns the publishing rights and master recordings to his music.

“I bought some artwork for one million. Two years later, that s*&t worth two million. Few years later, that shit worth eight million,” Jay-Z raps in the “Story of O.J.,” and it seems he was trying to give some helpful advice. His art collection is worth about $70 million. Lastly, the deals that he made in real estate add another $50 million to his net worth.

It’s a truly impressive portfolio for the New York native who started his musical career after founding the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995. It should also come as a little surprising considering the fact that you have to have something special to be able to sell 50 million albums and 75 million singles sold worldwide.

Jay-Z Sold Majority Stake In TIDAL To Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Jay-Z confirmed he sold majority stake in TIDAL to Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.

Jay-Z has made another boss move as majority ownership of Tidal has been sold to Jack Dorsey’s Square. The announcement came on Thursday that the music streaming service will now be taken over by Square, which is a point-of-sale services company co-founded by Dorsey and is set to be the next generation of services offered in a widely evolving digital business era.

The sale price for the streaming service is $297 million, and the deal will also see Jay-Z remaining in the operations of the business as a board member for the company. Jay-Z co-owns Tidal. The company, in a statement about the sale, said, “Square and TIDAL will continue to empower artists and create a more sustainable, collaborative, and beneficial music industry.”

Jay-Z also spoke about the deal, which comes on the heel of another recent move-his move to sell a part of his wine company Armand de Brignac to the global luxury brand LVMH which will open significant opportunities for global distribution and increased sales.

He tweeted that the deal was a “game-changer for many,” and asserted that the friendship with Jack Dorsey is one where he recognizes that “Jack is one of the greatest minds of our times, and our many discussions about TIDAL’s endless possibilities have made me even more inspired about its future.” He added, “this shared vision makes me even more excited to join the Square Board.”

Jack is one of the greatest minds of our times, and our many discussions about TIDAL’s endless possibilities have made me even more inspired about its future. This shared vision makes me even more excited to join the Square board.

— Mr. Carter (@sc) March 4, 2021

This partnership will be a game-changer for many. I look forward to all this new chapter has to offer!

— Mr. Carter (@sc) March 4, 2021

Jack Dorsey, on the other hand, has said that the deal began with “a simple idea which was that Tidal needed to find new ways for artists to support their work.”

He used Square as the blueprint as to what Tidal can be like- “given what Square has been able to do for sellers of all sizes and individuals through Cash App, we believe we can now work for artists to see the same success for them, and us.”

Another tweet from Dorsey says, “we’re going to start small and focus on the most crucial needs of artists and growing their fanbases.”

More from us soon. In the meantime, here’s a playlist from Jay/@sc celebrating artists and the entrepreneurial spirit:

— jack (@jack) March 4, 2021

Tidal, prior to being sold, was experiencing a plateau in spite of other streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify doing extremely well.

Jay-Z bought the business in 2015, which he marketed as for artists by artists. Rumor of the sale began in the summer of 2020 after Jay-Z and Dorsey, known widely for his success with transforming Twitter, were spotted out on a boat trip with Beyonce and others.