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Jay Z’s reaction when asked if he can ride a horse is genius

Jay Z is always ready with a bar (Picture: Getty Images for BFI)

Jay Z’s answer when asked if he knows how to ride a horse proves the rapper and acclaimed lyricist truly never misses a trick. 

The 99 Problems hitmaker jetted into London this week to attend the premiere of Netflix’s new western The Harder They Fall, which he has produced and stars Idris Elba and Regina King. 

Naturally, the main cast had to learn horse riding to execute their roles convincingly but perhaps the same can’t be said for Jay Z whose involvement was, granted, firmly behind the camera. 

During his red carpet interview, host Julie Adenuga asked the rapper: ‘You need to be able to make sure that you can actually do what you’re asking the actors to do. So Shawn, can you ride a horse?’ 

Showing off his quick thinking and natural lyrical skills, Jay Z promptly replied tongue-in-cheek: ‘I can ride a Porsche. It got horsepower,’ he quipped bragging about his luxury lifestyle. 

Jay Z, real name Shawn Carter, attended the premiere with his wife Beyonce, who surprised guests with her appearance. The couple looked suitably dashing with Jay Z, 52, wearing a tuxedo and Beyonce, 40, donning a stunning black velvet strapless gown. 

The Brown Skin Girl singer shared photos of them posing together behind-the-scenes and taking advantage of their luxurious settings for the shoot. 

The Harder They Fall is based on real-life figures from American history and follows an outlaw who reunited his gang to seek revenge on his enemy after finding out he is being released from prison.

Jay Z serves as a producer on the film, and said he wanted to be involved in the project to see Black people represented in a western.

Beyonce turned up to support her hubby (Picture: @beyonce, Instagram)
Jay Z hung out with Idris Elba who stars in The Harder They Fall (Picture: Rex Features)

He explained to PA: ‘Just to see us represented, you know, with a lot of films we didn’t see ourselves in westerns, as if we didn’t exist.

‘It is almost odd, people think that it’s like a caricature, that they are playing roles, but they’re not playing roles.

‘These names like Stagecoach Mary, all the actors in this, they really existed in this time, so just see us represented and see that we have voices.’

Idris added: ‘It’s really interesting that these characters really existed one time. No one ever knows about them.

‘Any western fan would be like “Really? I never heard of Rufus Buck”, but he was a real guy so it’s very special.’

The Harder They Fall is released to Netflix on October 22.

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