Ryan Phillippe Praises JAY-Z's Honesty on '4:44' Album: 'As a Dad, We've All F**ked Up'

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JAY-Z's 4:44 album really did a number on Ryan Phillippe.
While on Sway Calloway's SiriusXM Studios radio show, Sway in the Morning, the 42-year-old actor -- who has two children with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon -- praised the 47-year-old rapper's latest music, revealing how it has personally spoken to him. "I listened to the album probably six, seven times since it came out and I'm finding new stuff in it all the time," he said. "It hits me hard. As a dad we have all f**ked up, right? All of us in different ways, and the fact that he is speaking to that and also to fatherhood, and to being a better person, a better husband, I mean to me, it's the exact album I was hoping it would be.”
Phillippe said he sees the album as "an education" that sets out to give "knowledge for men over a certain age -- and even younger men too."
"I feel like that is what Jay is trying to do with [the album]," he continued, calling 4:44 a "road map for doing things the right way or a better way."
The father of two also showed off his rap skills when performing some his own pre-written lyrics on the radio show. The Wish Upon star spit rhymes about everything from love, jealousy, his movies and President Donald Trump.
Phillippe does have a point about JAY-Z's album. The hip-hop mogul sets out to show a more vulnerable side of himself on the new songs, and even more so in a mini-documentary that accompanies the album, where he talks about the ups and downs of his nine-year marriage to Beyonce. "This is my real life. I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking," he says. "Then we had to get to a point of, ‘Okay, tear this down and let’s start from the beginning.' It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done."
Check out more of JAY-Z's extremely honest mini-doc: