Rapper Jay-Z is a well known cigar smoker. His picture graced the cover of Cigar Aficionado magazine and his albums have included pictures of him smoking a big cigar. Jay Z recently told the media that when he retires with his superstar wife Beyoncé Knowles, his plans are to do it the “Marlon Brando” way, on a secluded island of his own.
Jay-Z said the couple plans to retire to a private island to smoke cigars, drink fine wines and get fat. “That’s what I enjoy. That’s the payback for all the hard work. Beyoncé will be on the island too. But I don’t think she plans to get as fat as me. I’m gonna be fat.” He counts on meals from his “genius chef” who will cook.
Jay Z has been smoking cigars for years. The 40 year old rapper and businessman prefers the larger ring gauge cigars, such as the Churchill cigars and the Medina 1959 Miami Edition Corona Gorda with a 64 ring gauge.
Jay-Z co-owns The 40/40 Club, a sports bar chain; is part-owner of the NBA’s New Jersey Nets; is the creator of the clothing line Rocawear; is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings; one of the founders of Roc-A-Fella Records; and is the founder of Roc Nation. His music is listened to in every country of the world and he holds the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200.
While there were rumors that his wife was trying to get him to quit smoking, recent pictures show that Beyonce Knowles is herself smoking cigars. During a recent music video shoot she was filmed smoking a cigar. Paparazzi photos also show Beyonce smoking a cigar while on vacation with Jay-Z.