Jay-Z Talks Beyonce in New Rolling StoneJay-Z is typically a tough nut to crack when it comes to his wife, Beyonce, but he's finally opening up a bit in Rolling Stone's new cover story.

"Sometimes on creative stuff, one of us will ask, 'Do you think this is cool?'" Jay-Z, 40, says of his wife of two years, 28. "She's a magnificent A&R, if she ever decides to do that, for things like pitch. So I defer to her on those sort of questions."

PEOPLE notes Jay-Z "raves" about Beyonce's stellar performance in Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' music video, but the participation was her own choice. "[We] pretty much stay out of each other's business," the hip-hop mogul says.