Jay-Z Says Blue Ivy Finally Sees Him As A Cool Dad Now

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We can't see Hov as anything less than a polar bear's toenails, although to be fair, he's never told us to eat our veggies.

Jay-Z's recent interview with Gayle King on CBS held a lot of interesting information and revelations, including his thoughts on what it would take for him to drop more music. However, there were much more wholesome moments, too. For example, Hov touched upon his relationship with his 11-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter, which has been the public face of his three children with Beyoncé. Apparently, there was once a time during which Blue Ivy didn't see her dad as "cool," and he confessed that things have changed. While it's bizarre for us to think of the Brooklyn MC as anything less than that, we've also never had to hear him tell us to do our homework, so the young dancer has a very unique perspective.

"Do your kids think you're cool?" King asked Jay-Z. "Um, Blue, she be fronting on me a little bit," he confessed. "But she... I catch her, I catch her in the corner, you know? Now she askin' me, you know, if this is cool, you know, or her sneakers or whatever she's wearing. Yeah, she's come back. But there was a time when she was like, 'Dad!' [covers face embarrassedly]. I was like, 'I'm cool, I don't know what you saying.' At your house, your parents is cool."

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Along with this family insight, the two also discussed one of the most viral hip-hop debates in recent memory: dinner with Jay-Z or $500K? "You got to take the money," he believes. "What I'ma say? You got all of that in the music for $10.99. That’s a bad deal. I wouldn’t tell you to cut a bad deal. If you piece it together and really listen to the music for the words for what it is, it’s all there. Everything that I said was going to happen, happened. Everything I said I wanted to do, I’ve done. The blueprint to me and my life and my journey is there already."

Meanwhile, what would you pick in that debate? Do you still see the legendary lyricist as cool or is he more of a dinosaur within the genre these days? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, log back into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Jay-Z.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.