GQ has named rap mogul Jay Z one of the magazine’s four Men of the Year. Jay Z shares the 4-cover December 2011 issue with Justin Timberlake, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Jimmy Fallon.

In the article (which you can read here) Jay-Z talks about Kanye obsessing over microdetails during the recording of their Watch The Throne album:

“I think he just can¹t help himself,” Jay says. “He puts so much into everything, and he’s like, ‘You have to treat it like I treat it. It drives you crazy sometimes like when you’ve put seventy-five versions of a snare on one song and he’s like, ‘No!’ and you’re like, ‘Come on, man.'”

On Beyonce’s decision to announce their [adopted] baby at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, he said, “It was actually Bey who wanted to [announce] it. You want to be in control of your life.”

In the article, Jay Z showed that his mind never wanders far from exploiting his personal life for press coverage:

When asked if he¹ll be putting a car seat in the Maybach, he said “Wouldn’t that be great?,” he smiles. “That would be a great picture.”


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