‘I can’t tell you which one is my favorite. It’s just too many,’ singer tells MTV News.
By Jocelyn Vena
Jay-Z is letting fans into his world with two major releases this month. He just published his book, “Decoded,” in which he takes a closer look at his career, and on Monday (November 22), Hova is releasing a greatest-hits album, The Hits Collection, Volume 1.
The album features Jay’s most memorable tunes, including “Big Pimpin’,” “Hard Knock Life,” “99 Problems” and his collabo with his superstar wife, Beyoncé, “03′ Bonnie & Clyde.”
But when MTV News caught up with Bey Sunday at a New York screening for her DVD concert special, “I Am … World Tour,” she admitted that “Bonnie & Clyde” isn’t her favorite Jay-Z track.
“God, that’s not my favorite, even though I like it,” she laughed. “I can’t tell you which one is my favorite. It’s just too many. You’re putting me on the spot!”
While the pair may be releasing fresh products at the same time, the singer insists there is no competition in the Carter-Knowles household.
“No absolutely not, [there is no competition],” she told reporters at the DVD event, going on to praise “Decoded.” “That book is unbelievable, and I think we’re all really proud of it. And this DVD [out this] Thanksgiving — it’s the holiday season of everyone’s [material] coming out.”
The DVD shows a new, more intimate side of the usually private Beyoncé, and Jay-Z admits that his book also sheds new light on his persona and career. “A lot of people listen to music, but they don’t really listen to it,” he explained. “You may know the words and you may bop your head to it, but you don’t really understand what you’re singing.”
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