JAY-Z: “I didn’t learn to swim until Blue was born …”

JAY-Z opens up about his relationship with his daughter Blue Ivy. The American rapper, who shares 9-year-old Blue and his twin siblings Sir and Rumi, who will turn 4 next month, with his wife Beyoncé, made an appearance in the first episode of the final season of the movie. LeBron James’ show, The Shop: Uninterrupted.

Asked how it feels to be a father to daughters by WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike, 51-year-old JAY-Z spoke about his commitment to being a father, including learning to swim after Blue was born in 2012.

” It’s incredible. It’s a very ingrained thing. (…) I didn’t learn to swim before Blue was born, ”he said. “This is where everything you need to know goes. It’s a metaphor for our relationship. If it ever fell in the water and I couldn’t retrieve it, I wouldn’t even be able to consider the thought. I have to learn to swim. That’s it. It was the start of our relationship ”.

The “Empire State of Mind” artist also discussed his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination in February, hilariously sharing that Blue didn’t get the reaction he hoped for.

“I got the announcement of the Hall of Fame nomination, I was taking Blue to school, I was like ‘This is not a party’,” he joked. She walked away, I said, “Yo, kiss me, I’m in the Hall of Fame”. She said, ‘Goodbye, daddy’. ”

Last month, JAY-Z opened up about his hopes for his 3 children, noting that he wants them to feel supported enough to embark on their own adventures.

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