Jay-Z traveled to London on Wednesday night for the premiere of The Harder We Fall. The film, which will be released on Netflix on November 3, is produced by the rapper himself and directed by Jeymes Samuel for a story of Black cowboy rivalry. This premise caused Jay-Z to ask a somewhat unusual question during his red carpet presence at the London premiere. “You have to be sure you can do what you’re asking the actors to do,” a reporter said before adding, “So Shawn, can you ride a horse?”
Jay cracked a smile at the question and replied, “I can ride a Porsche,” referencing the German-bred car model before adding, “It got horsepower.” In the rapper’s defense, the reporter’s question technically didn’t specify which type of horse Jay could ride.
Ahead of its premiere on Netlflix, Jay-Z also spoke about his excitement towards the official release of The Harder We Fall. “I’m super excited for Jeymes [Samuel], who’s actually from London,” he said about the upcoming film. “Just the idea of him releasing his major debut, because he’s done film work and he’s done music. But for him to be releasing in London, a place where he’s from, it has to be a dream for him. So I’m super proud of my brother.”
In addition to producing the film, Jay also has an upcoming collaboration with Kid Cudi titled “My Guns Go Bang” that will appear on the soundtrack for the movie.