Rap mogul Jay-Z recently opened up on fatherhood and admitted despite his tough upbringing in Marcy Projects, daughter Blue Ivy Carter will likely end up being immensely spoiled.
Looking further down the line, Young Hov also envisioned Blue during her teenage days.
“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)
A few days ago, Jay’s wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter addressed fake pregnancy reports which surrounded them.
But even PEOPLE’s 2012 Most Beautiful Woman was caught off guard when, while pregnant with her first child, whispers started swirling that she and husband Jay-Z had settled on a surrogate to carry their daughter. “That was crazy. It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy,” the songstress, 30, tells PEOPLE. “[I thought] ‘Where did they come up with this?'” But perhaps the person most affected by the surrogacy speculation was not the expectant mom herself, but rather her own mother, Tina Knowles. “I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months,” she says. “As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.” (People)
Around mid-February, Jay and Bey unveiled their newborn baby’s photos.
Rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyonce unveiled highly-anticipated pictures of their new baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Friday, opting to post intimate family shots on social networking site Tumblr rather than selling them to the highest bidder. The couple posted five photos which show the newborn, already sporting a head of long black hair, being cuddled by her proud parents and capturing intimate moments of family life. (Reuters)
Young Hov also included a personal message with the images.
A series of five intimate images show two photos of a peaceful baby girl with a swath of dark hair wrapped in blankets, two photos each showing Beyonce and Jay-Z by themselves holding Blue Ivy in a cream-colored onesie, and a final, touching photo of adult fingertips touching the baby’s tiny hand. Jay-Z also included a message with the photos, which read, “We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives!! The Carter Family.” (ABC News)