Jay-Z shared that he started swimming after the birth of his first child, Blue Ivy, so he could protect her.
The 51-year-old rap legend made the confession in the new season opener of LeBron James’ HBO talk show The Shop.
According to the blacksmith, learning to swim was his first step in meeting his new daughter.
Take responsibility: Jay-Z, 51, revealed in the latest episode of LeBron James’ HBO show The Shop that he took swimming lessons after the birth of his nine-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter; seen on The Shop
‘It’s incredible. It’s something very basic… I didn’t learn to swim until Blue was born, ”he revealed. “Here’s everything you need to know. It’s a metaphor for our relationship.
Rapper Dirt Off Your Shoulder was faced with the fear that all new parents would have that something terrible could happen to their child.
“If it ever fell into the water and I couldn’t have it, I couldn’t even imagine that thought,” he continued. “I have to learn to swim. That’s it. It was the start of our relationship.
Jay-Z’s wife Beyoncé gave birth to their first child, Blue, in January 2012.
Prepared: “If it ever fell into the water and I couldn’t have it, I wouldn’t even be able to understand that thought,” he continued. “I have to learn to swim. That’s it’; seen with Blue Ivy in March 2020
Growing Family: Jay-Z also shares three-year-old twins Rumi and Sir with his wife Beyoncé; seen together in 2019 in LA
The former Destiny’s Child member revealed she was pregnant during a performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards when she showed her belly to the audience.
The eldest Jay-Z is already on track to having her own music career – if she wants to – after winning a Grammy Award for the song’s music video.
She also won a BET award for the track when she was just eight years old, making her the youngest winner to date.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé were set to welcome fraternal twins Rumi and Sir, now three, in the summer of 2017.
Rising Star: Blue is already on track to having her own music career – if she wants one – after winning a Grammy and becoming the youngest BET award winner of all time; seen in March 2020
Laugh: Jay also joked that Blue wasn’t at all excited when he was nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in February. “She’s like ‘Goodbye, Daddy,” he joked; always from the shop
Jay’s appearance on the talk show also featured a hilarious anecdote about Blue’s lack of interest in his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination in February.
‘I got the ad [about the nomination], I was taking Blue to school, I was like, “This is not a party,” he complained jokingly.
“She left. I was like, “Yo, give me a kiss, I’m in the Hall of Fame!” “She’s like” Goodbye, daddy. ”
The conversation with LeBron also went in darker directions as rapper Big Pimpin ‘(born Shawn Carter) remembered his late friend DMX.
Getting serious: The conversation with LeBron also went in darker directions as rapper Big Pimpin ‘(born Shawn Carter) remembered his late friend DMX
For a buddy: “The first time I boycotted the Grammys, it was for him,” Jay-Z said. He skipped the 1999 ceremony after both DMX No.1 albums were ruled out; seen in 2013 in Detroit, Michigan
In solidarity with DMX, who died on April 9 of a heart attack believed to have been caused by a drug overdose, Jay boycotted the Grammy’s after DMX’s first two albums did not receive a single nomination.
The late rapper released It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot and Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood in 1998, both of which were a hit with listeners and critics.
“The first time I boycotted the Grammys was for him,” Jay-Z said. “We both came that year. He was not nominated. He released two albums, had two number one albums in the same year. They didn’t even name him.
MIA: ‘I won that year for a rap album. So my first Grammy win, I wasn’t even in the building because I boycotted him, ”he explained; always from the shop
In solidarity with his friend, he decided to skip the ceremony, despite being in the running for his own nominations.
“I won that year for the rap album. So my first Grammy win, I wasn’t even in the building because I boycotted him, ”he explained. “So there was a competitive thing, but it was great love. “
He joked that DMX was constantly trying to outdo him, even though they were still good friends.
“I have never met a more competitive human being with me, not even my big brother. “
Gone Too Early: He joked that DMX was constantly trying to outdo him, even though they were still good friends. “I have never met a more competitive human being with me, not even my big brother”; seen in 2019