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    Jay Z Says Beyoncé Is "Gangsta Now," Explains Why He Tried to Trademark Blue Ivy's Name

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    Beyoncé is talented, successful, classy, and by all accounts, a good girl.

    But according to Jay Z, he's brought out her bad side! In a candid interview with Vanity Fair's November issue, the rapper is asked if Bey is still a good girl. He replies, laughingly, "Nah. She's gangsta now."

    Jay, 43,  also confirms the Magna Carta lyric, "She was a good girl, 'til she knew me" is about his wife, 32. But, to be fair, it was Beyoncé's sweet, kind and genuine personality that initially drew him to her—and Jay had to earn her affection!

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    The superstar couple were both featured on the cover of Vanity Fair's 2001 Music Issue, when, as Jay puts it, "we were just beginning to try to date each other."

    "Well, you know, you've got to try first," he explains of courtship. "You got to dazzle…wine and dine." (Gentlemen, take note!)

    When asked if Beyoncé would've been interested in him were he not a rap mogul but a gas-station attendant, he replies, "If I'm as cool as I am, yes. But she's a charming Southern girl, you know, she's not impressed…But I would have definitely had to be this cool."

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    Ah, yes, Hov is indisputably cool. He's also, though, a great father to 18-month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter. "She's my biggest fan," he gushes. "If no one bought the Magna Carta, the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that's not like a cliché. I'm really serious. Just to see her—'Daddy song, more, Daddy.' She's genuine, she's honest, because she doesn't know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it."

    Preciousness. As for why Jay and Bey tried to trademark Blue Ivy's name? They didn't want it to be exploited! "People wanted to make products based on our child's name," he says, "and you don't want anybody trying to benefit off your baby's name. It wasn't for us to do anything; as you see, we haven't done anything."

    That's some good, protective parenting.

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