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Jay-Z Explains Why He Always Avoids The Paparazzi

Jay-Z Explains Why He Avoids The Paparazzi

Jay-Z says his objection towards paparazzi has always been about his upbringing and the era where he grew in. According to the billionaire rapper, not filming an event adds some specialty to it that he admires, so he chose to avoid the paparazzi entirely.

Jay continued and explained his stand to Elliot Wilson that during his time, one can be beaten for filming his friends. According to him, it was a big deal, so he is used to not being filmed or always in the limelight. Jay-Z further mentioned that not filming ‘The Black Album‘ made it special.

Jay-Z must be struggling to adjust to the Gen-Z era.

Via VladTV;

As prominent as Jay-Z has become in the music world and pop culture, the artist makes it a point to stay out of the way of paparazzi and media in general. Jay’s penchant for waving off cameras when they are pointing at him and his family has been high, and now the rapper has candidly spoken about why he doesn’t rock with cameras. 

While speaking to Elliott Wilson for TIDAL, Jiggaman spoke about staying away from flicks, saying, “Yeah, we don’t come from that school. We come from the don’t-you-ever-record-us school.” The rapper then quoted his own lyrics, saying, “‘See me in s**t you never saw / If it wasn’t for these pictures you wouldn’t see me at all.‘”

Jay-Z then explained more about his era: “We come from that school, and we had fights over that. N***as trying to record — ‘Aye yo, don’t record me, champ. I ain’t into that.’ We come from a different world.” Hov continued to say the lack of recording is “why ‘The Black Album’ was so special,” before saying, “It was the first time cameras came into the studios and just lived with us.” 

I’m sure Kanye West also comes from the same era; that’s why he walks around attacking anyone holding the camera in his direction.

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