“My relationship with the two of them is just awe,” Robin Thicke said on the set of his video for “It’s in the Mornin’” in Malibu. “I think they’re amazing human beings and amazing talents, and they get better and better with age like fine wines...Jay is a good friend and a godfather to a lot of us young artists. “He gives great advice and he’s been very helpful to me in my career.”

As for Mrs. Carter? “Beyoncé put me on tour with her years ago, my first big tour like that, so I’m always in debt to her for that.”