Jay-Z: I'm Paranoid Of 'Not Being a Great Dad' To Daughter Blue Ivy
In the latest installment, the husband of Beyonce voices his concerns in regards to raising his daughter, Blue Ivy, properly while making a new track titled "Jay-Z Blue." Though the rapper gushes that and Beyonce "still marvel at her" everyday, the father-of-one is worried about not being there for this baby girl.
"It deals with [the fact that] my pop left when I was young. He didn't teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child -- or treat a woman," Jay-Z tells producer pal Rick Rubin of the song. "The two things I need, I don't have ... and I have a daughter. It's [about] the paranoia of not being a great dad."
And the lyrics certainly reflects that sense of worry. Jay-Z raps during the chorus: "High on life/ I could die from the fall/ Imagine if I hit the floor/ Apologies in order/ To Blue Ivy my daughter/ If it was up to me/ You would be with me." (Lyrics available on Directlyrics.)
"For me, my idea of heaven is in your daughter's laughter; hell could be if your child is missing for three minutes--you’re in three minutes of hell," he says of being a father in another
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