Jay Z may have been a misogynistic rapper over 15 years ago when he first entered the music industry, but the man we see today appears to be a great father, and an amazing husband who has great admiration for his wife.
On Sunday, we watched as his woman, Beyoncé, performed a hot sensual performance of “Drunk In Love” on stage at the Grammys all while showing Jay Z plenty of love and affection. Later in the show, Jay held Bey close and kissed her from the audience as Jamie Foxx talked about how hot she was, and moments later when Jay accepted his award, he thanked God, not really for the award, but the woman in his life.
I want to thank God, I mean a little bit for this award, but mostly for that and all the universes for conspiring and putting that beautiful light of a young woman in my life.
Despite all of this, he’s a poor excuse for a husband if you ask a writer over at The New York Post. In an article that criticizes the couple for blurring the lines of what goes on in the bedroom, and what happens on national television, she wrote:
What do you call a man who stands there smiling and singing as his scantily clad wife straddles a chair and shakes her rear end for other men’s titillation?
I’m certain if I look through enough Jay Z song titles, I’ll come up with the right name for his role in Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night. Rhymes with Goodyear. . . ? Well, how about I just call him a poor excuse for a husband.
The article continued:
It wasn’t surprising to see Jay Z, looking pleased at his wife’s hyper-sexualized exhibition on stage.” After all, “he’s made a living singing lyrics that call women ‘bitches’ and ‘hos,’ so we shouldn’t be surprised that he objectified his own wife on stage.
The sophisticates will say that what we saw Sunday were just the long-established stage personas of Beyoncé and Jay Z; why should their marriage change that?
Well, for one thing, the happy couple have invited audiences to admire their adorable family, with dad even joking about his daughter’s sippy cups when he accepted an award on Sunday. So they’re suggesting to audiences that this kind of public sexual behavior is compatible with a loving modern marriage.
It’s ironic that there was a point in time when people felt as though the couple were not affectionate enough towards each other. This weekend, they decided to be more open with their relationship, all while reenacting their videos and now there’s this big hoopla.
Is Jay Z objectifying his wife? Isn’t this all entertainment?
When all was said and done, the article posed a good question:
Beyoncé had a career before she got married–should marriage change the way she performs?
What are your thoughts?