Jay Z is no stranger to the limelight – from being the biggest rapper in the game and business mogul, to being married to Beyonce and father to their three beautiful children – the limelight is basically his shadow. In the latest episode of David Letterman’s new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman‘, he has Jay Z talking fatherhood, his reaction when his mother first opened up to him about being gay and in love, and how his eldest daughter, Blue Ivy (6), told him how he’d hurt her feelings.
Last year, Jay released an album, 4:44, amidst rumors that he’d been cheating on his wife, Beyonce – the album is basically him asking for forgiveness, admitting his wrongs, and essentially ‘growing up’.
Jay Z Cries After Mom Comes Out to Him
From the clips that have been making the rounds before the show airs, he reveals how he got emotional and cried when he first sat down with his mother and she told him she was in love with someone. ‘Imagine having to live your life as someone else and you think you’re protecting your kids,’ Jay-Z explained. ‘For my mother to have to live as someone that she wasn’t and hide and protect her kids and didn’t want to embarrass her kids for all this time and for her to sit in front of me and tell me, ‘I think I love someone.’ I mean, I really cried,’ he said.
Jay’z mother, Gloria Carter, came out to him almost eight months ago and he just couldn’t contain himself because ‘…I was so happy for her that she was free,’ he says.
Blue Ivy – A Young Kween!
As though Blue Ivy isn’t the little diva we’ve always imagined her to be, she’s earning her respectability stripes as young as 6 years old and we are here for it! According to her father, Blue didn’t take kindly to how he (her father) told her to get in the car and she made sure to tell him. ‘I told her to get in the car the other day because she was asking a thousand questions and we had to leave for school,’ he recalled. He and Blue entered the car and started making their way to school before Blue tapped her father to express how she felt. ‘I just hear a little voice [say], ‘Dad, I didn’t like the way you told me to get in the car the way you told me,’ – she’s six – ‘It hurt my feelings.”
He was so touched by his daughter’s honesty and told her, ‘That’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever said to me.’ Jay Z has been uncharacteristically candid in his interviews of late, talking about his life and family, taking up the family man title and owning up to his own fault with grace. Letterman is a brilliant talk show host and from all the small teasers we’ve been seeing, we’re OBVIOUSLY waiting impatiently for the full interview to air.
Watch Jay-Z Talk About Blue Ivy Below:
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The full interview premieres Friday, April 6th on Netflix.
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