Los Angeles - Jay-Z has dropped the word "bitch" from his songs following the birth of his daughter.
The 99 Problems hitmaker will no longer using the derogatory term for a woman out of respect for his first child, Blue Ivy, whom he and wife Beyoncé Knowles welcomed into the world last Saturday.
In a poem to his daughter, he wrote: "Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn't think hard about using the word bitch.
"I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it / now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it."
'My greatest creation was you'
"I never realised while on the fast track that I'd give riddance to the word bitch / to leave her innocence intact.
"No man will degrade her, or call her name / I'm so focused on your future, the degradation has passed."
Last week, Blue Ivy became the youngest person ever to be credited in the US Billboard charts, after her cries and gurgles were sampled by Jay to use on his track Glory, which he dedicated to his newborn and released two days after her birth.
Lyrics to the track include: "The most amazing feeling I feel, words can't describe what I'm feeling for real / Baby, I paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you."
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Krank'd Up Festival 2016 rocked Johannesburg at the weekend at Sundowners in Alberton. We were there and this is what went down: Read More »
Karen Zoid will be playing for one night only at the Artscape Opera Theatre in Cape Town this week. Get all the deets here! Read More »
South AfricaCity Press
Cape TownCity Press
Apartments / FlatsR 8 900 000
HousesR 1 599 000
HousesR 2 300 000