Jay-Z: Blue Ivy is “My Biggest Fan”

In his “most revealing interview ever,” Jay-Z covers the November issue of Vanity Fair and opens about family life with wife Beyoncé and their daughter Blue Ivy, 20 months.

On Blue liking her parents’ music: “She does like her mother’s music — she watches [Beyonce’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album [Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail] came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album — she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliche. I’m really serious. Just to see her — ‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”

On the rumors that Beyoncé was not pregnant with Blue: “I don’t even know how to answer that. It’s just so stupid. You know, I felt dismissive about it, but you’ve got to feel for her. I mean, we’ve got a really charmed life, so how can we complain? But when you think about it, we’re still human beings. . . . And even in hip-hop, all the blogs—they had a field day with it. I’m like, ‘We come from you guys, we represent you guys. Why are you perpetuating this? Why are you adding fuel to this ridiculous rumor?’”

On trademarking Blue Ivy’s name: “People wanted to make products based on our child’s name, and you don’t want anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name. It wasn’t for us to do anything; as you see, we haven’t done anything.”

On being a drug dealer: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”

For more from Jay Z, go to Vanity Fair

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah ok. I wonder what lyrics she was listening to.

  • cb

    wow she must be an early talker to be speaking sentences like that.

  • Lou

    I love how much he clearly loves Blue! Total softie, really nice to see.

    • Nikki

      I wholeheartedly agree. Everyone deserves to carve out a little bit of happiness. While I don’t listen to much of his music, I admire how much he has achieved given his humble beginnings. Yes, he made mistakes but he has turned his life around and become a husband/father who clearly loves his family and is able to provide his daughter with things that I am sure a little kid growing up in the projects without a father could have never imagined. I know alot of people are reluctant to forgive him for his mistakes but there are many US fortunes made from much worse behavior. Jay Z has grown up and is no longer a little kid. He is now an entrepreneur who has helped alot of people. He is not perfect but he seems to be trying to be a better man.

      • Lou

        You said that so much better than i ever could,but i couldn’t agree more! He comes across as an honest bloke who has worked hard to get where he is,appreciates what he has,and is very grateful for making it out of his old life alive and lover his family very much indeed. I may be biased as I’m a fan, but that’s how it comes across to me !

  • Jennifer

    Im so sorry. But he’s hard to look at.

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