Listen to Jay Z’s most revealing interview ever in the inaugural issue of V.F. Audio.

The musician turned mogul opens up about his drug-dealing past, the ever expanding Roc Nation empire, and his family life with Beyoncé and Blue Ivy (his biggest fan).

Hot Tracks | Robin Thicke 
LISA ROBINSON: Miley Cyrus practically molested you last night at the V.M.A.’s—all that twerking and whatnot.

ROBIN THICKE: I spent my whole career playing it safe, being a gentleman, never doing anything controversial. I didn’t see [the V.M.A. performance] because I was onstage singing my ass off. They told me [beforehand] that Miley’s going to take her clothes off and dance around and she might bend over… I just said, I don’t care, let’s entertain the people. Let’s give them something they’re not ready for, let’s make them talk.
L.R.: You’ve been married to actress Paula Patton for eight years; now you’re in tabloids with rumors about cheating. Has the success of “Blurred Lines” affected your personal life?
R.T.: There is nothing normal about a musician’s lifestyle; I don’t have a nine-to-five job at the post office. Seventy-five percent of my songs are about how much I love my wife and how much I need her. We’ve been married for eight years, and together since we were 16. We’re very lucky to have the greatest friendship; we’re John and Yoko—whatever that is—that’s who she is to me. I’ve always put her before everything and will continue to. But, yeah, be careful what you wish for.
Read the full interview here.
Photo by Terry Richardson. 

Hot Tracks | Robin Thicke 

LISA ROBINSON: Miley Cyrus practically molested you last night at the V.M.A.’s—all that twerking and whatnot.

ROBIN THICKE: I spent my whole career playing it safe, being a gentleman, never doing anything controversial. I didn’t see [the V.M.A. performance] because I was onstage singing my ass off. They told me [beforehand] that Miley’s going to take her clothes off and dance around and she might bend over… I just said, I don’t care, let’s entertain the people. Let’s give them something they’re not ready for, let’s make them talk.

L.R.: You’ve been married to actress Paula Patton for eight years; now you’re in tabloids with rumors about cheating. Has the success of “Blurred Lines” affected your personal life?

R.T.: There is nothing normal about a musician’s lifestyle; I don’t have a nine-to-five job at the post office. Seventy-five percent of my songs are about how much I love my wife and how much I need her. We’ve been married for eight years, and together since we were 16. We’re very lucky to have the greatest friendship; we’re John and Yoko—whatever that is—that’s who she is to me. I’ve always put her before everything and will continue to. But, yeah, be careful what you wish for.

Read the full interview here.

Photo by Terry Richardson. 

“I am constantly buying herds of unicorns.”

Courtney Love

“We have $9 to work with. How are we going to stretch these nine bucks to make them seem like 25 bucks?”

Charlie Day on filming “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” 

Watch more episodes of @VFHollywood with Krista Smith here.

V.F. Exclusive: Galliano Speaks.
In his first interview since his 2011 firing from Dior, John Galliano sat down for a series of wide-ranging conversations with contributing editor Ingrid Sischy. Beyond his anti-Semitic rant, which shattered the designer’s career, Galliano and Sischy talked of the designer’s young life, including beatings and childhood taunting; his fashion education and the development of his eye; and how being “a slave” to his success led him down a path of addiction. 
Read more here.
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz

V.F. Exclusive: Galliano Speaks.

In his first interview since his 2011 firing from Dior, John Galliano sat down for a series of wide-ranging conversations with contributing editor Ingrid Sischy. Beyond his anti-Semitic rant, which shattered the designer’s career, Galliano and Sischy talked of the designer’s young life, including beatings and childhood taunting; his fashion education and the development of his eye; and how being “a slave” to his success led him down a path of addiction. 

Read more here.

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz

Jerry Seinfeld and Jimmy Fallon Discuss Tattoos at the Met Costume Gala


Seinfeld: Yeah. I don’t watch the N.B.A. now, because I don’t want to read that much.

Fallon: That’s why I stopped going to see Maroon 5. Same exact thing. It’s too much.

Seinfeld: Yeah. It’s a lot of reading.

Fallon: Bieber, the same thing. It’s just too many tattoos. But I’m figuring it out now, and I think, Uh, well, how punk rock can we get?

Read more from their conversation here. 

2 Good 2 Be 4Gotten | The Oral History of Freaks and Geeks
Photograph by Mark Seliger
Former MTV golden boy Carson Daly has gone from radio to TV to radio and back again. Find out what The Voice host has been up to lately, including an inside scoop on those swiveling chairs. More here. 
Photograph by  Patrick Fraser

Former MTV golden boy Carson Daly has gone from radio to TV to radio and back again. Find out what The Voice host has been up to lately, including an inside scoop on those swiveling chairs. More here.

Photograph by Patrick Fraser