Jay-Z Confesses He Used To Forget His Lyrics In The Middle Of His Performance

Jay-Z admitted that he used to forget his lyrics while performing in the beginning.

When you’re a successful rapper with an extensive catalog stocked with complex rhymes like Jay-Z, forgetting your lyrics becomes part of the game. During his appearance on the first episode of the fourth season of HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted series with Lebron James, the rapper admitted that the temporary memory loss had befallen him on multiple occasions on stage.

When asked by Lebron if he’d ever get “so zoned out” on stage that he doesn’t even see anyone in the crowd, Jay-Z responded, “In the beginning, I used to get on the stage and just forget all my lyrics,” causing laughter to erupt in the studio among the hosts and guests.

While the admission may sound odd to some, it’s not entirely unusual. Though many rappers pen their own lyrics, they’ve been victims of this momentary lapse in memory a number of times. Young Money superstar Lil Wayne has admitted to forgetting his lyrics quite often for the reason that he and Jay-Z actually have in common – they don’t write them down.

Both rappers have stated in the past that they don’t actually write out their lyrics but rather retain them mentally and then record. In a 2003 interview with Sway, Jay-Z explained, “I think about what I’m going to say,” he said. “I think about what I’m going to do but it’s just never pen to paper. I think it through,” which is poetic in itself.

Back in 2013, who could forget when the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee completely spaced on the lyrics to his song “No Church in the Wild” during the opening show for the UK leg of his Magna Carta Holy Grail tour in Manchester. The rapper didn’t manage to recover until he got back to the chorus.

Other artists have, of course, had similar experiences forgetting their lyrics on stage, from Kanye West to Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and more. Like Lil Wayne, Eminem also says he has to sometimes google his lyrics to make sure he doesn’t say something he has said before. I guess it’s safe to chalk it up to the perils of having a jampacked catalog spanning decades.

The new season of The Shop: Uninterrupted will air on HBO this Friday (May 28) at 9:30 p.m. EST when Lebron James will host Jay-Z, Bad Bunny, Nneka Ogwumike, and Paul Rivera.

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Meek Mill’s “Charm City Kings” Co-Star Lakeyria Doughty Charged With Murder

Meek Mill’s co-star in Charm City Kings facing serious charges for an alleged murder.

HBO’s Charm City Kings now has an alleged murderer on its cast list. Lakeyria Doughty, who stars alongside Meek Mill in the film about the Baltimore dirt bike scene, has reportedly been charged with murdering her partner on New Year’s Day. The real-life dirt bike rider who goes by “Wheelie Queen” is being accused of stabbing Tiffany Wilson to death in Baltimore during a domestic dispute.

Doughty has been charged with first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, and assault with a deadly weapon. Multiple sources report that Lakeyria has been arrested and remains in police custody at this time, NBC reported.

Charm City Kings, which debuted in October on HBO, has been commercially and critically successful. Meek Mill showed off his acting talent for the first time in a feature film and was complemented along with Doughty for the freshness their performances brought to the project. The dirt-biker and actress has built a solid career in the sports world while signed to Syndicate Marketing and Sports and also boasts an impressive social media following with over 57k followers on Instagram. The news of her violent outburst will surely come as a shock to her many fans.

Charm City Kings will forever carry a dark and ominous energy now that it is connected to such a tragic event. The movie is a dramatic adaptation of Lofty Nathan’s 2013 documentary 12 O’clock Boys, which depicted the true story of a young Baltimore boy as he worked towards joining a popular dirt-bike crew.
The film gained a great deal of attention when it debuted at South by Southwest and inspired Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to adapt the story to a dramatic feature-length film.

The decision to cast real Baltimore area dirt-bike riders was praised by critics, but now Doughty’s role in the film will be forever tainted if she is found guilty of this heinous crime.

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6ix9ine – THAT AIN’T 6IX9INE’S Lyrics

[Intro]
[?] got the heat, bitch

[Hook]
Savage like 6ix9ine, keep six 9s
6ix9ine keep a six-nine
Claiming to be preggo
Only nutted in the ass
See that bitch lyin’
That ain’t 6ix9ine’s
That ain’t 6ix9ine’s
Savage like 6ix9ine
Keep six 9s
Savage like 6ix9ine, keep six 9s
Claiming to be preggo
Only nutted in the ass
See that bitch lyin’
That ain’t 6ix9ine’s
That ain’t 6ix9ine’s

[Verse]
Got it sick as six swine
I don’t sip wine
But she sit and whine
Now it’s big time, big thighs
Big prize, stick five
For the lick, guys
Thank god, devil shooting big fries
Shoot your big guy, shoot your little guys
Don’t cry, dunking on your magic guys
Caught him, I keep lettin’ go
Make a motherfucking movie, make a motherfucking show
I ain’t talking ’bout no T.V., this ain’t fucking HBO
Tekashi69 from that Scum fucking squad
No doors, break the walls, Scum Gang ’til I fall

[Verse 2]
But I’m on the block where that 6 stay, clap with it
Red dot, with the mop with it
Off with his top with it
Clip to be a shooter, you be shootin’ niggas
And the shooters getting shot by niggas shootin’ niggas
Tekashi69 from that Scum fucking squad
No doors, break the walls, Scum Gang ’til I fall

Watch Estelle and Tarrus Riley New Video “Love Like Ours”

Estelle and Tarrus Riley serve up a feel-good video for their groovy new single “Love Like Ours” watch it below.

“Love Like Ours” is the first single off Estelle’s upcoming album, due in the spring of next year. The Denzel Williams-directed video features the Grammy-winning singer clad in full white with some rasta themed jewelry while delivering the soulful lyrics in front a lush green natural backdrop.

Tarrus Riley stayed true to the all-white theme while delivering his vocals. “She’s smilin’ all because of I, yeah / Yes truly, keeps us smiling, hey / You know you had your times to love up / Its not my fault / They said love is a gamble when you love,” the reggae crooner sings.

Estelle is currently working on her next album which will be the follow-up to her 2015 LP True Romance. The British songstress is hitting the studio all while focusing on her acting career with recurring roles on Empire and Issa Rae’s HBO show Insecure.