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Jay-Z Admits Last-Minute Wedding To Beyonce Offended Some Friends

How did power celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles (photosBeyonce Knowles photos) manage to keep their wedding a secret?

"Late planning!," Jay-Z he tells Oprah Winfrey's 'O' magazine in an interview for its October issue.

He says they took out a marriage license just days before their private ceremony and made sure only the "very few" close friends and family that were at the ceremony at his penthouse apartment in New York's Tribeca neighborhood knew about it.

"The sad part is that we offended some," he says of not inviting a lot of friends. "But people who love you understand. Because at the end of the day, it’s your day."

The 39-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper also talks about dodging three bullets when he was younger and his childhood.

"That was divine intervention. Divine intervention, and nobody knew how to shoot. No one really practices shooting a TEC-9 machine gun, right? And when you're a kid with little bony arms -- no wonder nobody could aim."

"If anyone did become something like make it from the neighborhood, they moved out," he says. "They never came back to share the wisdom of how they made it. If anyone made it, you never knew it. That's why I've always said that if I become successful, I'd come back here, grab somebody, and show him how it can be done."

September 4, 2009 |

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