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Jay-Z can't stomach chicken dinners

Jay-Z has revealed he can't stomach eating chicken as it brings back memories of his poor childhood.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in her O magazine, the rapper said growing up with little money meant they didn't have "elaborate meals", although they "didn't go without".

He said: "We ate a lot of chicken, you know, because chicken's cheap, we had so much chicken - chicken backs, chicken everything... to this day, I can only eat small pieces or else I feel funny."

The superstar rapper also told Oprah about the "anger" he felt when his father left his family when he was 11.

"When you're growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you've let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again," he said.

"I remember just being really quiet and really cold. Never wanting to let myself get close to someone like that again. I carried that feeling throughout my life, until my father and I met up before he died."

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