Hip-hop heads, did you know that when Jay-Z was 12 years old, he shot his older brother for stealing his jewellery?

The incident, as recounted on the In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 track, “You Must Love Me,” stemmed from Jay-Z’s brother being addicted to crack and stealing his younger brother’s ring. Fortunately, his brother survived the shooting and did not press charges against Jay-Z.

Saw the devil in your eyes
High off more than weed
Confused I just closed
My young eyes and squeezed


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