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.