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Jay-Z Oprah Winfrey

O Magazine interview

1 Oct, 2009

Jay-Z gives an interview to Oprah for O Magazine about being abandoned by his father when he was 11.

[I felt] Anger. At the whole situation. Because when you’re growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you’ve let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again. So I remember just being really quiet and really cold. Never wanting to let myself get close to someone like that again. I carried that feeling throughout my life, until my father and I met up before he died.