Jay-Z is changing his ways. According to NME, the new proud father wrote in a poem that he’s going to clean up his lyrics in honor of his baby girl Blue Ivy Carter. Could it be true? Is the rapper, who once spit that he had “99 problems,” really giving up the B-word?
UPDATE: Jay-Z told NY Daily News that the poem is “fake.” His daughter has not changed his perspective on how he refers to women.
NME posted a poem in which Jay-Z vows to quit calling women female dogs:
“Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/I didn’t think hard about using the word bitch/I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I loved it/Now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it,” he continues, “No man will ever degrade her, or call her names. I’m so focused on your future, the degradation has passed. I wish you wealth, health and insight. Forever young you may pass. Blue Ivy Carter, my angel.”
We suppose a daughter is a good reason to give up drinking or smoking, but giving up the B-word? What will Jay-Z replace that word with? As it turns out, this vow may have not come from Jay-Z. His blog Life + Times has not posted the poem, nor has Hov confirmed that the poem came from him.
Either way, this seems to be a good way to point out the rapper’s vulgar and insulting language towards women. Still, while this may or may not be true, one thing is a certainty – Jay-Z is one happy man right now.
Last week, Jay-Z released a new track titled “Glory,” that made little Blue Ivy the youngest person ever to be credited on the US Billboard chart. It seems that she’s destined to be a star, like mommy and daddy.
Listen to “Glory” below.
Do you think Jay-Z will be giving up the B-word?