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Jay-Z vows to drop the word 'bitch' in lyrics following birth of daughter

The rap-mogul is seeing things a little differently since the arrival of his baby daughter…

Jay-Z and Beyoncé perform together at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008
Jay-Z and Beyoncé perform together at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008
Image: JULIE JACOBSON/AP/Press Association Images

TO CALL JAY-Z a ‘proud father’ is perhaps understating the facts a tad.

The rap-mogul, who has been notoriously private about his personal life, is certainly not coy about his feelings concerning the birth of his first child with his wife, singer Beyoncé Knowles.

Last week, the couple’s daughter – Blue Ivy Carter – became the youngest person to be credited on the US Billboard Chart for her “vocals” (aka coos) on the track Glory, which her father penned in her honour.

In the song, Jay-Z gushes: “The most beautifuliest thing in this world is Daddy’s little girl” and “Baby, I paint the sky blue. My greatest creation was you.”

The smitten new father also appears to have reassessed some things following the arrival of Blue Ivy – specifically, how he addresses women in his tracks, according to NME. In a poem, he writes that he will never use the word “bitch” again:

Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/I didn’t think hard about using the word bitch/I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it/Now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it.
No man will degrade her, or call her name. 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.

Read: Start them early – Beyoncé and Jay Z’s baby makes chart history>

Read: Jay-Z celebrates birth of daughter with a new song>

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