Jay Z covers the May 2011 issue of Delta Airlines in-flight magazine, SKY. He talks about his book Decoded which made the NY Bestseller’s list and he mentions being given “a gift from God” to tell a story exactly as he wanted it to be told. He also touched on why he left his home boys standing on the corner to take up with the corporate suits who make him feel more appreciated in their exclusive circle.
“It may sound a little arrogant, but I just think people can’t handle when somebody is successful. Something has gotta be wrong; you gotta be down with some higher power. And I guess when someone else is successful, it makes you feel like you’re a failure. So it can’t be you, it has to be some other force.”