After he made a veritable fortune rapping about “bitches” in his music, new daddy Jay-Z is now changing his tune. Word is that Jay is planning to retire the word “bitch” from his music from here on out … presumably out of respect for his newborn daughter (and singing partner) Blue Ivy. Apparently before Blue’s birth, Jay had no problem with the word “bitch” … now, that’s all changed. HMMM. Read on for more deets.
Jay Z and Beyonce’s new bundle, Blue Ivy Carter, must be a real charmer because at just one week old, she already has her daddy changing his ways. According to multiple reports, Jay has vowed to retire the word “bitch” from his vocabulary, his rhymes and his career. After the debut of “Glory” celebrating his daughter’s birth, Jay reportedly penned this poem to bid adieu to the B-word:
“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./ I never realized while on the fast track/ that I’d give riddance to the word bitch, to leave her innocence in tact./ No man will degrade her, or call her out her name/ the women won’t despise her and call her the same./ I know it’s gonna miss me/ cuz we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees/ when we all used to hang out front/ singing 99 problems but a lady ain’t one./ Excuse me miss, can I be your mister/ cuz I can tell the difference from a little girl and a sister,/ She never grew up, her father left her alone/ I promise not to talk like we used to/ until Kingdom Come./ I’m so focused on your future,/ The degradation has passed/ I wish you wealth, health, and insight/ forever young you may pass./ Blue Ivy Carter, my angel.”
Sounds like an admirable quest for a rapper. It is never too wrong to start on the b-word-less track. We cant help but wonder if Jay will censor himself while rockin’ out live to “That’s My BLANK” on stage.
Yeah, this is great news. I’m not at all a fan of rap songs that focus on “bitches” and “hoes” (and “fags” or “faggots” for that matter) so Jay’s decision to stop using the “b-word” will not only have an impact on his fans but it will also, I think, have an impact on his peers as well. Now just because Jay-Z will stop using the word does NOT mean that everyone else will … but his lead on this matter may trigger a change in other rappers and, most assuredly, in many of his fans. I, too, am curious to see how he plans to censor himself from here on out when he performs the songs he already has that use the “b-word” but his decision to retire the word is a great positive step forward.
Still, I gotta say, as nice as this sentiment is … I sincerely doubt Jay would be giving up the “b-word” if he and Beyoncé had given birth to a baby boy.