An in-depth look at the ideas and inspirations behind the track “4:44,” Jay-Z just released his footnotes video to Tidal. The visual features excerpts from Chris Paul, Kendrick Lamar, Will Smith, Mahershala Ali and many more talking about their relationships, the ups and downs, the emotional wisdom and lessons they’ve learned and had to understand as they fell deeper in love.
“People see your family, they see Instagram pictures of you smiling and happy and stuff all the time, they don’t think you got real issues. They don’t think you sleep back to back,” says Chris Paul.
“Again, this is my real life, you know? I just ran into this place and we built this big beautiful mansion of a relationship, that wasn’t totally built on 100% truth. Things started cracking, we had to be like ‘tear this down’ and start from the beginning. Nothing is harder than this, I’m telling you, by far it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” says Jay about the work put into marriage.
If you’re a Tidal user, take a look at the video below.