Soon-to-be father Jay-Z recently talked with GQ about his unborn child and possible sabbatical from the music industry. Although the rapper does not plan to hang up his rhyming belt just yet, he doesn’t mind taking a break from the studio to care for his daughter if duty calls.
Remembering the relationship he had with his father, Jay-Z aspires to be a father figure who is present. The product of a broken home, Jay recalled the pain of his father abandoning him at the age of eleven. The rapper states, “If your dad died before you were born, yeah, it hurts—but it’s not like you had a connection with something that was real. Not to say it’s any better—but to have that connection and then have it ripped away was, like, the worst. My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero.”
Jay-Z is already planning to build a long-lasting relationship with is daughter, envisioning “daddy and me” car rides and diaper-changing duties. Contrary to some celebrities, Jay values undivided attention over material possessions. As the rapper states, “Providing—that’s not love. Being there—that’s more important.”
Jayz is pictured above with his nephew Daniel(mom is Solange Knowles), and his mother-in-law Tina Knowles.