As Jay-Z continues to embrace fatherhood with Blue Ivy Carter by his side, SOHH recently talked to his former Roc-A-Fella Records protégé Freeway to find out what he thinks of Papa Jigga.
Proud of Young Hov, Freeway said Jay’s daughter only cements the fact he is living the American Dream.
“Jay is a good friend of mine and this is like the most happiest I’ve seen him in a minute, man,” Free told SOHH when asked for his reaction to Jigga embracing fatherhood. “He’s upbeat, good-spirited, you know what I’m saying? He’s just happy to be a father. I’ve always said he’s one of the best to do it, as far as the whole career, the whole family situation. … He’s living the American Dream right now. Much love to him.” (SOHH)
Earlier this month, former Roc-A-Fella rapper Memphis Bleek talked about Blue.
“It’s weird, it’s funny,” Memph said of watching Jay interact with daughter Blue Ivy when he appeared on Wednesday’s “RapFix Live.” “Seeing my man do his first burp, in my eyes, it’s a new thing and I love it. Fatherhood, it’s nothing like it. … Their brain is a sponge, and anything you teach ‘em, they gonna learn and carry for the rest of their life.” “She runs the [Roc Nation] office already,” he said, laughing. “She could tear down the whole building; who gonna say what? Blue got drivers, security — she poppin’.” (MTV)
Last spring, Jay shared his thoughts on fatherhood and imagined Blue Ivy hitting her teenage years.
“I imagine I’ll take things I learned from my mom and things I’ve learned from raising my nephews and apply that,” the rapper said in an interview for Oprah’s Master Class: Special Edition. “Then at the end of the day, I just know I’ll probably have the worst-spoiled little kid ever,” he admitted. Jay-Z went on to say that even if he does spoil Blue Ivy, she will probably resent him once she is a teenager. “Everyone imagines they’ll be a great dad until their [kids are] teenagers,” he said. “[Then they say], ‘Get away from me, dad. You’re embarrassing me’.” (Digital Spy)
Last week, Beyonce revealed some family photos of herself, Jay and their daughter.
Beyoncé gives us a peek into her private life in a new series of photos posted on her Tumblr page. The “Countdown” singer and her sister Solange returned to their hometown of Houston, Texas, with some girlfriends and struck playful poses in front of a food truck, horses, and a private jet. In the other images, Jay-Z pushes his wife on a swing and B feeds Blue Ivy from a bottle as she sports one of her daddy’s “Watch the Throne” tour T-shirts. Tina Knowles and Roc Nation’s Rita Ora also make appearances. (Rap-Up)