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:
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"?
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