Jay Z didn't say much about his wife, Beyonce, when he gave a rare late-night television interview on Tuesday -- but what he did mention was too cute.
The New York native showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live during a taping in Brooklyn and chatted about growing up in the neighborhood.
The "Empire State of Mind" rapper even conjured up business for Lucali, a restaurant in Carroll Gardens, proclaiming that it has the best pizza in Brooklyn.
Queen Bey recently gave one of her first interviews in years to Beat magazine, and revealed that she likes her pizza with "extra tomato sauce and jalapeños."
Kimmel didn't let Beyonce's pizza order slide, asking Jay Z, "Did you explain to her that is unacceptable here in Brooklyn?"
"She's from Houston, first of all," the hip-hop mogul quipped. "They don't have pizza there. That explains everything."
Jay Z grew up Brooklyn, and Kimmel noted that he went to the same high school as the late Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes. "Me and Busta Rhymes actually had a rap battle in the lunchroom," Jay Z recalled.
The 45-year-old played coy when asked who won that battle. "I love Busta Rhymes," he said with a smile.
Another highlight of the evening was when Jay Z brought Kimmel and his entire audience over to the Barclays Center for the Tidal X: 10/20 concert. Jay Z himself performed, along with Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Usher, Nick Jonas and T.I.
One artist who wasn't at the show was Ed Sheeran, but the British singer/songwriter did step in for Jay Z when he performed "Drunk In Love" with Beyonce at New York's Global Citizen Festival in September.
Check out Sheeran's acoustic version of the hit song: