Jay-Z's Plan for Blue Ivy Could Ruin Her Life

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Oh-oh. Is Jay-Z and Beyonce's baby, Blue Ivy, headed for a life of foot-stomping, whining, demanding spoiled princessdom? Sounds like it. Jay-Z says in a new interview that his precious bundle, Blue Ivy, will get whatever she wants.

Adds the rapper-mogul:

Then at the end of the day, I just know I'll probably have the worst, spoiled little kid ever.

I hope Jay-Z is just in the ecstatic flush of new fatherhood and doesn't really mean what he says.

I can tell you that some of the saddest, most miserable, most lost human beings on the planet are children of celebrities or the rich who have had everything handed to them. (Yes, I've met them.) An essential ingredient of a fulfilled life is a sense of accomplishment. Accomplishment comes with overcoming struggles. Struggles are only overcome when you have them.

I'm not suggesting that Jay-Z and Beyonce throw Blue Ivy onto the street and watch her pick through garbage cans while they enjoy a six-course meal. I'm saying that even if you can give your child everything, you don't. You say to your child, "Clean your room and you'll get five dollars." You don't say, "No need to clean your room, darling, the maid will do it. And, by the way, there's a mini-Lamborghini parked in the driveway for you."

Jay-Z, who came up from nothing, once said: "Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that's the foundation for everything great." I hope he doesn't deny his daughter the chance of believing in herself, just like Jay-Z learned to do. Because when everything is handed to you, when you are never allowed to struggle, or work hard, or overcome a challenge, then belief in yourself is an impossibility.

Do you think Jay-Z is right or wrong to spoil Blue Ivy?


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ArmyGal ArmyGal

He does what most people do with their kids.

NewMo... NewMomma.S

My husband said the same thing.

MsRkg MsRkg

Most parents often don't see it as spoiling their children by being able to give them everything they ask for. For most parents , it sometime just about the fact that they can do that for their kids, because maybe when they were growing up their parents couldn't indulge their wants or wishes, because they weren't able to. Jay-Z had a rough life growing up and his mother couldn't give him the things that he would have liked as a child because they couldn't afford it, but his life has very obviously changed and he wants to be able to do for his daughter what his mother couldn't do for him.

It's not right or wrong to spoil a child, so long as you teach them that this is a gift , and don't raise them up to be one of those bratty spoiled children's. Whenever my son asks for something, for the most part  he usually gets it, but if we say no he can't have it or maybe later, he doesn't throw a temper tantrum or anything, its a simple "ok mommy, I'll ask again later", . I attribute this mostly to teaching him that is better to give and be kinder to others, than to receive. It's all in the parenting and how you give them what they ask for.


nonmember avatar HS

She's going to be spoiled whether intentionally or not. She will live an entitled life simply because that is the life she was born into. Her nursery alone is bigger than most ppl's houses. I'm hopeful they'll be able to instill some integrity and humility into her regardless of material possessions.

mommy... mommy2annaliese

She will probably be famous before shes even a preteen, hell, we are talking about her now arent we?

she was born into a luxurious lifestyle, thats all she will know.

Its different for children of stars and children of regular people.

Her version of spoiled will be way way off from ours.

Goodluck to her though, beautiful little thing.

Fallaya Fallaya

He's just being a proud papa!

Fallaya Fallaya

@BiBi:  He's a proud new papa of a LITTLE GIRL!  

Chari... Charizma77

It's his baby, who am I to say what he should be or not be doing.

dixie... dixiegurl223626

Alittle spoiling is ok, but too far and he may regret it

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