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JAY-Z is opening up about his relationship with daughter Blue Ivy.
The rapper, who shares with Blue, 9 and her twin brothers Sir and Rumi, turn four next month, with his wife Beyoncé appearing in the premiere of the latest season of LeBron James. Store: Uninterrupted.
When asked about fathering his daughter by WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike, 51-year-old JAY-Z spoke about his commitment to fatherhood. including learning how to swim after Blue’s birth in 2012.
“It’s amazing. It’s something very basic… I didn’t learn to swim until Blue was born,” he said. “There’s everything you need to know. This is a metaphor for our relationship. If you fall into the water I can’t catch you. I didn’t understand the idea at all. I had to learn to swim. That’s it. That was the beginning of our relationship.”
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The “Empire State of Mind” artist also talked about his February Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations, jokingly sharing that Blue didn’t have the reaction he was expecting.
“I have been announced [about the Hall of Fame]I was taking Blue to school and I was like, ‘This isn’t a celebration,'” he joked. “She walked away. I was like, ‘Yo, kiss me. I’m in the Hall of Fame! ‘ She was like, ‘Goodbye Dad.'”
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Last month, JAY-Z opened up about his hopes for his children. his three Noting that he wants them to feel supported enough to start their own business.
“Feeling love is the most important thing a child needs, you know,” he said during a rare interview with The Sunday Times.
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“No, ‘This is this business that I will give you. What I’m building for you.’ What if my child doesn’t want to learn music or play sports?” he continued. “I don’t know, do I? But as long as your child feels supported and loved. I think anything is possible.”
JAY-Z told the media he had learned that the family “Be your foundation,” especially in the past year. spending more time at home and surrounded by family during the COVID-19 outbreak
The father of three said, for now, his first priority is “Just be sure we provide a lovely environment. They care a lot about who they want to be,” he added. “It’s easy for us as human beings to need our children. to do something but we have no idea We are just a guide.”