Akon: Beyonce & Jay-Z's Marriage Feels Corporate

Jay-Z and Beyonce’s relationship is basically a PR meeting publicists must attend early Monday morning disguised as a marriage. And even though Beyonce does her damnedest to prove everything is just fine (of course **** goes down when there’s a billion dollars on the elevator), it still comes off a little corporate – this according to rapper Akon.

“Their relationship has been more of a business to the outside world than an actual relationship,” Akon tells TMZ in a candid video interview. “Now, to them, it may be a relationship, but it was presented to the world and it feels more corporate…Let me just speak for myself. I don’t want to speak for everyone else. I’m just saying, how it may look from the outside coming in. They were trying to keep that relationship out of the public. When you a person of interest in the public, it’s almost impossible to do it without speculation.”


He continues:

“If you become a public figure and you have a relationship, your relationship also becomes public,” he adds. “So, if you don’t open up to the public and let people understand what this is, they will naturally speculate. Those speculations are gonna be completely opposite or completely wrong of what could really be happening. Now, you gotta answer or reply to what you shouldn’t have had to in the first place. It’s truly no one’s business. But, it becomes a business of the public when you’re a person of public interest. It’s a matter of them saying, ‘How do we go about moving forward?'”

I agree with his reasoning. When you’re a public figure you’re almost forced to open up about your relationship, because not doing so leaves room for speculation and scrutiny. Then again, at the end of the day…

Akon: Beyonce & Jay-Z's Marriage Feels Corporate

Watch the video here. Thoughts?