As Jay’s Life + Times site was launched a few days ago and nobody has yet to ask the music mogul why he started the site, Gwyneth decided to ask her friend the question many have been wanting to know, ‘”Why?”, as well as many others:
Q: Life + Times is incredible – aesthetically, culturally….When did you get the idea to start it and how long have you been working on it?
A: I started working on it in its various incarnations over a year ago. I’ve thought about it forever. You know how it works, seeing other sites and being either inspired or saying, “That’s shit. I would do it like …”
Q: You are the coolest man on Earth, how the f did you get like that?
A: I’m around great women, starting with my mom. Women keep men cool. The hotter the chick the cooler the guy … that sounds like a really bad rap line!
Jay-Z, who calls Gwyneth his “sister” asks the actress about her music career:
Shawn Carter: The public at large is discovering your ability to sing. When did you first discover you had that talent?
Gwyneth Paltrow: I kind of always sang. My mother has a great voice and was always singing jazz around the house and I think she passed on her musicality to my brother and myself. I sang in an a capella singing group and I always thought that somewhere down the line I would dust off my pipes and use them but I didn’t know I would be so old when it happened. When I sang with you one night at the Royal Albert Hall a few years ago, it was so terrifying. I thought that would be the end of it. This has been a surprise to me as much as anybody else. But I love it.