Posted on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:30 AM PDT
Jay-Z is "King of the Year" for GQ, and the notoriously private rapper opens up about his family life in the mag's December issue.
On the decision to confirm wife Beyonce Knowles' pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards, Jay said, â€œIt was actually Bey who wanted to [announce] it. You want to be in control of your life.â€ So what about putting a car seat in the Maybach? "Yeah,â€ Jay smiles. â€œWouldnâ€™t that be great? That would be a great picture.â€ But will the music mogul change his little one's diapers? "Of course, of course. One hundred percent," he says.
Jay's father abandoned him at a very early age, and it had a profound affect on the rapper. â€œIf your dad died before you were born, yeah, it hurts -- but itâ€™s not like you had a connection with something that was real," he says. "Not to say itâ€™s any better -- but to have that connection and then have it ripped away was, like, the worst. My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero.â€
Jay also chats about working with Kanye West, revealing that his Watch the Throne collaborator is obsessed with perfection. â€œI think he just canâ€™t help himself," Jay says. "He puts so much into everything, and heâ€™s like, â€˜You have to treat it like I treat it.â€™ It drives you crazy sometimes -- like when youâ€™ve put seventy-five versions of a snare on one song and heâ€™s like, â€˜No!â€™ and youâ€™re like, â€˜Come on, man.â€™"
The December issue of GQ is on stands nationwide on 11/22.
Image courtesy of Nathaniel Goldberg/GQ
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