In her new memoir, Beyonce describes her relationship with Jay Z, a man who became her idol and husband.
“I knew that Jay was a good man, and that I wanted to make that known,” she wrote.
“But it was so much easier for me to put myself on the line to do so than to wait for him to do it.”
“I was born with a chip on my shoulder,” she continued.
“It was hard to see myself as a ‘good girl,’ but I had to accept that I was, too.
I knew I was different from most women.
I felt like I was an anomaly, and I needed to make myself known.”
Her relationship with the rapper, who married her in 2015, was complicated by the fact that they were both raised Catholic, but it also ended in a marriage that she describes as “very, very loving.”
The two were married for four years.
Beyonce’s memoir, titled “Love Story,” is out now.