The first time you become a parent is frightening for everyone, even for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, because it’s about “modeling” a human being in the best way possible, meaning the most human responsibility.
Jay-Z opens up about parenthood in the Samsung ads for his new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”
“[She’s] something that we both created,” the rapper said. “We still marvel at her.”
He’s afraid lest not to be a not good enough father. Not having a father around can be incredibly painful, and for Jay-Z the absence of his father equated with the absence of someone to teach him how to be a good husband or father.
“It deals with [the fact that] my pop left when I was young. He didn’t teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child — or treat a woman,” Jay-Z tells Rick Rubin. “The two things I need, I don’t have … and I have a daughter. It’s [about] the paranoia of not being a great dad.”
The fear that Blue Ivy won’t get all that is needed is so big that the rapper calls it the “paranoia of not being a great dad.”
Jay-Z also speaks about parenthood in the song “Haven,” and he explains the concepts of “heaven” and “hell”.
“For me, my idea is, heaven is in your daughter’s laughter,” Jay-Z said. “Hell could be if your child was missing for three minutes, you’re in three minutes of hell.”