After topping the Billboard 200 for the second straight week with 4:44, Jay-Z delivers a visual called “Footnotes for Kill Jay Z”.
The interview-based clip finds Hov opening up about the inspiration behind the controversial track “Kill Jay Z”.
“It’s really about the ego, killing off the ego so we can have this conversation in a place of vulnerability and honesty,” he explains. “Jay Z, the public persona, couldn’t have this conversation, so he has to be eliminated, he has to be removed. So it’s really Shawn Carter speaking Jay Z and he has to convince him to move aside.”
“I did bring us here,” Jay continues. “Some of the things I’ve done, you needed me. You need a bit of your ego at some point.”
The clip features actor Anthony Anderson, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, and comedian Chris Rock, among others.