Jay-Z Dramatically Unveils His 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' Cover Art Alongside the Actual Magna Carta

(Life and Times)Jay-Z has opted for high drama on the cover of his upcoming album Magna Carta... Holy Grail, which features a pair of statues frozen in a tense moment, the rapper's name emblazoned in black over their chests with a thick censorship bar across it.

Even more dramatic was his method of showcasing it: Jay somehow convinced the powers that be at England's Salisbury Cathedral to display the new cover in the same room as one of the four existing copies of the actual Magna Carta, a 1215 charter that attempted to limit the power of King John of England by law. The rapper's album cover will be on display at the Cathedral for the entire month of July.

(Life and Times)Those who believe Jay-Z is involved with the so-called "Illuminati" are going to have a field day with this. Why stomp out an unflattering rumor when you can play right into it and make some cash?

The rapper discusses his relationship with his toddler daughter Blue Ivy in the latest promotional clip for the album, admitting to producer Rick Rubin that he's terrified of failing her.

"[She is] something that we both created, you know, we still marvel at her. It's most obvious on the song "Jay Z Blue." And it deals with [being a father] — you know, my pop left when I was young, so he didn't teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child or treat a woman. So, of course, my karma, the two things I needed I don't have, right? ... And I have a daughter. It's the paranoia of not being a great dad."

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