With the birth of Blue Ivy, is Beyoncé's man Jay-Z suddenly turning over a new lyrical leaf?
U.K. music outlet NME reports that the rapper, inspired by his daughter's arrival, has posted a poem online promising to refrain from using "bitch" in future rhymes.
"Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/I didn't think hard about using the world 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," the site quotes. "No man will degrade her, or call her names. 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."
Lovely sentiment, but was that really on the MC's mind last week? Well, E! News did some digging and the answer is…
A source close to the rapper's camp told E! News that the poem in question is not by Jay-Z. No word how the lyrics made it online, but it wasn't from the rap mogul, though the real Jay did have time to release the song "Glory" paying tribute to his little bundle of joy.
Meanwhile, the rapper has been busy enjoying being a new dad to Blue after he and his missus took her home from New York City's Lenox Hill hospital last Tuesday.