Jay-Z has gifted his newborn daughter with a timeless letter less than one week after her birth. Within it’s contents, not only does Hov vow to stop degrading women, but he also promises to drop “bitch” from his vocabulary.
Read his letter to Blue Ivy Carter below:
Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich,
I didn’t think hard about using the word B—-.
I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it
now with my daughter in this world
I curse those that give it.
I never realized while on the fast track
that I’d give riddance to the word bitch, to leave her innocence in tact.
No man will degrade her, or call her out her name
the women won’t despise her and call her the same.
I know it’s gonna miss me
cuz we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees
when we all used to hang out front
singing 99 problems but a lady ain’t one.
Excuse me miss, can I be your mister
cuz I can tell the difference from a little girl and a sister,
She never grew up, her father left her alone
I promise not to talk like we used to
until Kingdom Come.
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.
I’ve seen some men change when they have a little girl, but this is a huge commitment for someone who had a hit song entitled “99 Problems (But A B*tch Ain’t One)” — not to mention my personal favorite “B*tches & Sisters”. I commend Jay-Z though, the love he’s already displayed for his child is beautiful.