Every first time parent can relate to the feelings and emotions that have overwhelmed Jay-Z with the recent birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy. When your precious baby arrives you want to smother them with love, protect them, and give them the world. But, most of all (in most cases) you want to be a better person for your child. Blue Ivy’s birth has inspired Jay-Z to bury the “B” word. He’s written an open letter to explain why.
Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich,
I didn’t think hard about using the word B—-.
I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it
now with my daughter in this world
I curse those that give it.
I never realized while on the fast track
that I’d give riddance to the word bitch, to leave her innocence in tact.
No man will degrade her, or call her out her name
the women won’t despise her and call her the same.
I know it’s gonna miss me
cuz we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees
when we all used to hang out front
singing 99 problems but a lady ain’t one.
Excuse me miss, can I be your mister
cuz I can tell the difference from a little girl and a sister,
She never grew up, her father left her alone
I promise not to talk like we used to
until Kingdom Come.
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.
There’s so much I could say about this, but I will let you all bask in the moment.