Jay-Z's New Rap Is Surprisingly Revealing About Beyonce's Private Life (LISTEN)


The frenzy over Beyonce and Jay-Z's brand-new daughter continues, from speculation over the baby girl's name to the controversy over whether or not Beyonce's hospital lockdown was out of line and unfair to other parents.

Meanwhile, we've got some juicy new Blue Ivy news to chew on, because Jay-Z has wasted no time releasing a rap tribute to his daughter. Only two days after his daughter made her grand debut, Jay-Z posted the track "Glory feat. B.I.C." on his Life + Times website—and for a guy who's been notoriously private about his personal life, he's divulged a startling amount of information.

Like every proud new dad, Jay-Z is clearly over the moon about his baby, and the song includes a lot of sweet and touching lyrics. He also seems to have included actual audio footage of his child (at least it's assumed to be little Blue Ivy, as there's a baby crying at the end of the song), but that's not necessarily the part of the song that has people talking.

In "Glory," Jay-Z
divulges that the child was conceived in Paris, but also touches on a very sensitive subject with the following lines:

False alarms and false starts
All made better by the sound of your heart
All the pain of the last time
I prayed so hard it was the last time

Last time the miscarriage was so tragic,
We was afraid you disappeared but nah baby, you magic

Wow, right? You can listen to the whole song here:

Glory Feat. B.I.C. by RocNation

It's an unusual confessional coming from this particular celebrity power couple, because they've long been known for staying quiet about their relationship and their private lives. I mean, this is the couple that not only kept their dating status on the down low, they managed to stay completely under the media radar for their April 2008 wedding. In fact, Beyonce not only didn't comment on the did-they-or-didn't-they rumors, she didn't even publicly wear her wedding ring until many months later.

I'm sure it must be cathartic to finally talk about such a
devastating time in their lives, and I suppose it's not like he sat down and hurriedly wrote the song yesterday—presumably he's been working on it for a while, and Beyonce was totally on board with the revealing lyrics.

However, I wouldn't be surprised at all if this song is the one and only time the miscarriage is mentioned by either one of them (although god knows they'll be asked about the topic in every interview from here on out).

This may sound weird, but the fact that Jay-Z chose to include those lines in the song actually
makes me like him a little bit more. No celebrity owes the public information about their personal life, but the fact that Beyonce and Jay-Z are normally so close-mouthed makes me believe that this particular song is heartfelt and completely sincere. Congrats to the happy couple!

Are you surprised Jay-Z sang about Beyonce's miscarriage in "Glory"?

Image via Roc Nation

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Stacey. Stacey.

No, nothign they do surprises me. They will both do anything for attention, even though they "claim" they want their privacy. I am sure they will also sell their baby photos to a tabloid, and thats why they were so concerned about no one getting a photo of the baby.

kelti... kelticmom

Wow Stacey, why so hateful? He is a MUSICIAN, his job is to write and perform MUSIC. So why would you assume that a MUSICIAN writing a heartfelt song about his daughter is a plea for attention? Is this any different than Stevie Wonder's writing "Isn't She Lovely" about his new little girl? Maybe ig he wasn't a rapper and came out w the song it would be a little narcissistic, but hello! It's what he does for a living! If he was a painter and painted a mural depicting the journey he and Bey went thru, would you be so harsh? Music is art, a form of self expression.

kelti... kelticmom

And PS. Having your first baby changes everything. You want to shout from the rooftops how happy you are and how perfect your child is. I am thrilled for them.

Stacey. Stacey.

@kelticmom, What does that have anything to do with writing about a miscarriage? I guess he felt like shouting it from the roof tops...

Stacey. Stacey.

Did you even read the question before you bashed my response?

ArmyW... ArmyWife8297

I agree anything for attention. I agree with Stacey I dont care for his "music" and I am so sick of hear or reading about this kid and the parent.....Another few weeks the 3 of them will have been all forgotten about

nonmember avatar Sherrell

This is NOT his first child.....with that being said, the song is WHACK!!!

kelti... kelticmom

Stacy, So in your opinion, he wrote about their miscarriage for attention? Please. If this was a celebrity you liked talking about struggeling with that issue, you would be saying how "brave" they are for sharing their story. Miscarriage is nothing to be ashamed of, or swept under the carpet. Maybe their openess will give comfort and hope to fans that may be going through the same thing.

nonmember avatar Fanny

This is just his latest kid, and it's name sucks. Ivy and Blue are dog names.

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