(All About Beyonce And Jay-Z’s New Arrival)
By Nadeska Alexis
This weekend Jay-Z and Beyonce became the proud parents of their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, and although fans and friends had been waiting impatiently for official news to break, Papa Hov had to let us know that no excitement can compare to what he’s feeling. On Monday (January 9) Jay released a new song titled “Glory” ft B.I.C. via his Life + Times website, paying tribute to his daughter. Over the subdued beat, Jay-Z expresses his joy—“The most amazing feeling I feel, words can’t describe the feeling for real/Maybe I’ll paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you”—and emphasizes the importance of this milestone by revealing that the couple once suffered a miscarriage.
On first listen, it comes as a bit of a shock that Jay-Z—who has spoken about how fiercely guarded his wife is about their personal life—opens up about a miscarriage, but the revelation only amplifies their current happiness. “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic, we was afraid you’d disappear but nah baby you magic,” Jay spits. “False alarms and false starts all made better by the sound of your heart. All the pain of last time, I prayed so hard it was the last time.”
When the news broke over the weekend that Jay and Bey were officially new parents, the world began to weigh in on how lucky Blue Ivy Carter was, being born to a mother and father on top of their respective games. And you better believe that Jay is going to teach baby Blue a thing or two about swag. “Bad ass lil Hov, two years old shopping on Saville Row,” he raps. “Wicked ass Lil B, hard not to spoil you rotten looking like little me. The most beautifulest thing in this world is daddy’s little girl. You don’t yet know what swag is, but you was made in Paris and mama woke up the next day and shot an album package.”
“N—as in Paris” takes on a whole new meaning now.