#ManCrushMonday: Jay Z
Jay Z might not be conventionally handsome, but say what you want about the man, you can’t deny he has a certain je ne sais quoi about him that is appealing, distinctive, attractive, and, to some of us, downright sexy.
Maybe it’s his business aptitude, because, let’s face it, a man that knows how to envision, effectively execute and get paid from a business deal is a pretty darn sexy thing. Most recently Jay Z launched his artist-owned streaming service Tidal, which he bought for $56 million back in March and now, just weeks after, it’s worth $250 million. And, that’s just one of his many dealings, most of which have been extremely successful (Roc Nation, Barclay Center, etc). Let’s face it, the man has the golden touch, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is a major turn on.
The obvious is his ability to create amazing music. For years, rap fans have touted him their favorite rapper, the greatest rapper of all time, the only MC that’s been able to go way past the “rapper age” threshold and still release hot, relevant music. And they aren’t lying. From the looks of it, 45-year-old Jay Z isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
It doesn’t help that Jay Z has the flyest chick in the game, and, as backwards as this may sound, sometimes witnessing their love, whether through photos or through their videos or when they speak so honestly and heartfelt about each other, makes you like the man even more. Despite all of the rumors (because, at this point, until they are confirmed, they are just that: rumors), the man is obviously able to love, not just his wife of seven years but his daughter, Blue Ivy, which is completely heart warming. Yet another aspect of this generally hard Brooklyn-bred rapper that is utterly endearing.
What does all of this mean? That Jay Z not only has wits, he has talent, and he has heart. And whether you find him physically attractive or not, you can’t deny that a man with these characteristics can be just as charming, if not more. That’s what we at Mommynoire think, at least. So, in honor of Jay Z and all of his undeniable charisma, we present to you fifteen photos of him from the last couple of years for our Man Crush Monday this week. L’Haim!