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Beyonce controls Jay-Z`s art taste

Los Angeles: Jay-Z has revealed his wife pop star Beyonce Knowles controls his art tastes and recently stopped him from purchasing an artwork depicting "a pair of women`s legs emerging from the handle" of a gun.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the hip-hop superstar said that he wanted to purchase a black and white photo taken by renowned American artist-and-photographer Laurie Simmons of a "a noirishly lit pistol with a pair of women`s legs emerging from the handle".

However, Beyonce was less than impressed with her husband`s choice and told him she didn`t want it in their Tribeca penthouse in New York.

Instead, the `Halo` singer had it replaced with another Simmons piece which depicted a perfume bottle instead of a gun.

Jay-Z, who is usually tight-lipped about his marriage to Beyonce, said, "It was more of a masculine style, I guess."

In the interview, the 40-year-old music star also spoke about his love of indie music and believes hip-hop could learn a lot from the "energy" of bands like Grizzly Bear.

"I love the energy coming out of indie rock right now. It has this rebellion thing that hip-hop is missing now, the thing that made hip-hop hip-hop," Jay Z said.

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