JAY-Z Discusses the Importance of Therapy


In addition to all the music videos and bonus tracks from 4:44, JAY-Z has been releasing “Footnotes” videos, which feature star-studded discussions about complex topics. The new clip is centered on emotional vulnerability. After actor Michael B. Jordan says that there’s a stigma surrounding therapy in black communities, JAY-Z concurs. “We can’t go to get therapists,” he said. “You crazy at that point. It’s like, ‘A psychiatrist? You crazy.’” Then, he notes the importance of therapy. “Three of your brothers are dead and your mother used to beat you. You need help. Someone needs to talk you through why you’re feeling these feelings.” Watch the clip—which also features Chris Rock, Michael Che, Trevor Noah, and Meek Mill—below.

The latest “Footnotes” follows the new Lupita Nyong’o-starring video for JAY-Z’s James Blake collaboration “MaNyfaCedGod.” Previous videos have featured Kendrick Lamar, Aziz Ansari, Will Smith, and others discussing topics like racism and relationships.

Source: Pitchfork