Jay-Z 'Shy' Of Biography

ImageRapper and businessman Jay-Z refuses to let the public read his memoirs - because he is so shy, he can't even read it himself.

The Hard Knock Life hitmaker - real name Sean Carter - collaborated with writer Dream Hampton on the project but has suddenly had a change of heart about releasing The Black Book.

He tells, Rolling Stone magazine, "I know that people really want to know about me, and I thought I was OK with it, but as it got closer and closer, I said, 'What am I doing?'"

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