Jay-Z still refusing to release tell-all autobiography
June 14, 2010, 1:40 PM EST
Jay-Z is refusing to sign off on the autobiography he completed with writer Dream Hampton four years ago - because he doesn't want fans to know too much about his personal life and his fatherless background.
The rapper insists he has covered most of the information in the book on record -- and he's having second thoughts about letting the public read into his past.
He says, "It's too much. For the book, I was interviewed, people close to me were interviewed, so I was learning a lot of things I didn't know as a child.
"It's not anything I haven't said in the past, in songs. It's just more detailed... You can say exactly how everything went."
But Jay-Z admits the book has already had a major impact on him -- it's given him a fresh view of his father, who walked out on the family when the rapper-to-be was 11.
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He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It was still wrong... that he left, but he did stick around at a time when it wasn't cool or popular. He married my mom at a time when guys were just leaving, and you'd never even meet your dad.
"So it (book) made me ease up a little bit in how I felt about him."
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