The morning of the show, I was working out at the hotel’s gym and none other than Jay-Z walked in — just him plus a superhuman-looking bodyguard. The gym was closet-size, and we were the only people working out, so we ended up overlapping on equipment and had a good conversation. While I never asked him about Beyoncé, he admitted he was in town to support a friend on a project.
What struck me about Jay was how very busy he was (2003 was one of the hottest years of his Roc-A-Fella dynasty), yet how important it was for him to put things on hold and physically be present to hold his “friend” down.
Since that day, I knew there was something special between Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and while I’ve only been privy to what is shared in the media, there are eight distinct reasons why I love Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s love.