Blue Ivy Is Jay Z's Biggest Critic

jay zWhen I first heard that Jay Z said that he didn't care if his latest album was a flop or not -- he just wanted daughter Blue Ivy to like it -- I rolled my eyes so hard that they pretty much got stuck. But when I actually read the Vanity Fair interview with Mr. Z, I've gotta say: I buy what he's selling. This dude doesn't seem to be lying.

Jay said:


"She's my biggest fan. Even if no one else bought Magna Carta, the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that's not like a cliché. 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." Commence heart-melting and ovary-aching riiiiight ... now.

I don't have experience selling multi-platinum albums or breaking tour sales records, but I do know that, regardless of what I do in my life, the thing that brings me the honest-to-goodness greatest joy is seeing how much my daughter loves me. And I don't think that changes for parents, regardless of how important their job is or what their position of power may be.

I could have the best day in the world at work. Killed it. Got praised left and right for something I did. And while, of course, it feels good, it doesn't hold a candle to seeing my daughter's face light up when I walk into the room. At this point in my life, I can truly say that nothing feels better than making my daughter crack up with a silly voice or having her run to me, full-speed, and throw her arms around me when I get home from work, yelling, "Mama!"

Of course we don't stop fully being the people we used to be once we have children, but what becoming a parent does is add perspective to life. It shifts our priorities and changes what's most important to us. And I think even rap god Jay Z would attest to that. Though I do think it would bother him a little if no one bought Magna Carta.

How have your priorities changed since becoming a parent?


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