When King asked the billionaire, he said, “You got to take the money. What I’mma say?”
The host pushed back and said that there would be a level of wisdom that a person might get just sitting in the lunch that could potentially change their life. Still, Jay said he would take the money.
“You got all that in the music for $10.99,” he said. “That’s a bad deal. I wouldn’t tell you to cut a bad deal, like take the $500,000. Go buy some albums and listen to the albums. It’s all there if [you] piece it together and really listen to the music for the words, for what it is. It’s all there.”
According to Jay-Z, who has sold over 45 million albums worldwide and has 14 #1 hits on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, all the things that he predicted would happen in his career actually did.
“Everything I said [in the music] I wanted to do, I’ve done,” he said. “And there’s The Blueprint. ‘The Blueprint,’ literally to me, is my life and my journey. It is there already.”