Why Beyoncé Wouldn't Confirm Her Relationship Status with Jay-Z

Aired on 09/19/2003 | CC tv-pg
Today, the world knows them as Bey and Jay, but back in the early days of their relationship, superstar singer Beyoncé and rap icon Jay-Z were notoriously tight-lipped about their status. In this 2003 interview with Oprah, Beyoncé explains the real reason she would never confirm—or deny—the rumors about them. "I don't actually talk about who I'm dating, who I'm not," Beyoncé says, "because I think it's important that I concentrate on the music, and when you start talking about those things, then that becomes bigger than the art."