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Jay Z for Vanity Fair, November 2013 by Mario Testino
Lisa Robinson talks to Jay Z about his private family life, the way he wooed Beyoncé, and how he used his street smarts to build a half-billion-dollar brand. Vanity Fair
On Blue’s love for music:
“She does like her mother’s music – she watches [Beyonce’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album – she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and goes, ‘More, Daddy, more… Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliche. I’m really serious. Just to see her – ‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she’s doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”
On copyrighting Blue’s name:
“People wanted to make products based on our child’s name and you don’t anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name. It wasn’t for us to do anything as you see, we haven’t done anything.”
On selling drugs:
“I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash- those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”
On dealing with tabloid drama:
“It’s so stupid. You know, I felt dismissive about it, but you’ve got to feel for her. I mean, we’ve got a really charmed life, so how can we complain? But when you think about it, we’re still human beings.”
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Pharrell x Moncler Collection Now Available
Pharrell x Moncler officially unveiled the Fall 2013 Lunettes Eyewear and Apparel collection. The Luntettes Eyewear collection features four classic styles that showcase classic and avant-garde awareness. The past and future of sunglasses with a silhouette that leaves its mark. The Apparel Collection consists of two statement outerwear pieces that features unique graphic prints inspired by Japanese artist Keita Sugiura’s Dark Forest.
The Pharrell x Moncler Fall/Winter 2013 collection is available now in Moncler boutiques and at moncler.com.
Introducing “A New York Holiday,” an unprecedented collaboration celebrating the spirit of the city. As part of this event, Barneys New York and Mr. Carter have partnered with some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world—Balenciaga, Balmain, Lanvin, The Elder Statesman, En Noir, Hoorsenbuhs, Just Don (coming soon!), Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens, Stutterheim, Acne Studios, and Cutler & Gross—to create exclusive, limited edition products inspired by New York City in a color palette of black, white, gold and silver. (Check out a sneak preview at the bottom of this post.) Beginning November 20, the products will be available in the BNY SCC Gallery, an immersive space dedicated to the partnership between Barneys New York and Shawn Corey Carter.
“With this project, Barneys New York and I were able to take the slickness, energy, and innovation of New York City and translate that into quality, timeless pieces,” said Mr. Carter. “Everything that encompasses ‘A New York Holiday’—the items chosen, the amazing designers that participated, the windows, the design of the BNY SCC Gallery—represents a perfect example of a unique and groundbreaking collaboration that I hope demonstrates how inspiring New York has been to me.”