They spent a year and a half talking on the phone before they even had their first date.
She credits this friendship to being the foundation of their relationship.
Around the same time Beyoncé was hitting it big, Jay-Z—born Shawn Corey Carter in 1969—was releasing his first solo CD, “Reasonable Doubt,” which began a string of platinum multi-million selling albums.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were actually friends first, she told Oprah in a recent interview.
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Jay-Z was born December 4th, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, and given the name Shawn Corey Carter.
“She has to love herself, she has to know who she is, she has to be respectful and be a moral person.” Still an active rapper and producer, Jay-Z said he was less motivated to make music after the birth of Blue Ivy, telling MTV, “I just really want to hang out with her.
It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” JAY-Z also discloses that his wife was he first to hear in the mini-doc.He explored his rap skill when he briefly attended Eli Whitney High School with fellow rappers Notorious B. Later, Roc-a-Fella was folding into Def Jam Recordings.Jay-Z could be considered as a person who could do almost everything.In the meantime, the family continues to be seen in public, courtside at New York Knicks basketball games, at various awards shows, and walking around the Big Apple.As for their secret to a happy marriage, Beyoncé told Oprah it was a balance between her independence and the love for her husband.