Shawn Carter cleans up nicely for the latest cover of popular culture magazine, Vanity Fair.
The November 2013 issue –– in which Jay Z tells his rags-to-riches anecdote –– talks courting Beyoncé and Blue Ivy playing his biggest fan.
The exclusive interview serves as the Brooklyn’s native succinct tell-all, including his past drug enterprise.
I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash –– those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.
To read full interview, please visit HERE. This Vanity Fair issue hits newsstands in New York City and Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and nationally on next Tuesday, Oct. 8.