Jay-Z Talks Fatherhood
1 year ago
The rap mogul details what type of dad he'd like to be in GQ
While reporters and paparazzi are following his wife's every pregnant move, Jay-Z is keeping himself busy. From designating controversial "Occupy All Streets" T-shirts to being named GQ's Man of the Year, Jay-Z has also had time to think about what type of father he wants to be.
Will Jay, as he likes to be called, be a car seat totting dad? "Yeah," he told writer Alex Pappademas. "Wouldn't that be great? That would be a great picture."
It would! Still, the rap mogul wants to do more than change diapers and buckle his little one into a chauffeured car.
"Providing — that's not love," Jay says. "Being there — that's more important. I mean, we see that. We see that with all these rich socialites. They're crying out for attention; they're hurting for love. I'm not being judgmental — I'm just making an observation. They're crying out for the love that maybe they didn't get at home, and they got everything, all the material things that they need and want. So we know that's not the key."
On his latest album Watch the Throne, Jay also pens a track to his unborn son. On "New Day" he raps, "Promise to never leave him, even if his mama tweakin'/ 'Cause my dad left me and left me and I promise to never repeat him."
Jay drew inspiration from his own life. His father left him and his mother after the death of his brother. "My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero," Jay said.
Although the couple hasn't officially announced the sex of the baby, many are speculating that wife Beyonce Knowles is carrying a baby girl.