JAY-Z talks about fatherhood on the first episode of the latest season of LeBron James’ The Shop: Uninterrupted. During his appearance, the rapper revealed he learned to swim following daughter Blue Ivy’s birth in 2012.
The Empire State of Mind rapper pointed learning to swim as an example when asked by WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike about what it’s like being a father to daughters.
“It’s amazing. It’s a very grounding thing… I didn’t learn how to swim until Blue was born,” he shared.
“There goes everything you need to know. This is a metaphor for our relationship. If she ever fell in the water and I couldn’t get her, I couldn’t even fathom that thought. I gotta learn how to swim. That’s it. That was the beginning of our relationship’
The GRAMMY winner’s relationship with Blue has evolved throughout the years — to the point where his achievements are no big deal to the 9-year-old.
Jay-Z and Beyonce have three children: nine-year-old Blue Ivy and three-year-old twins Rumi and Sir. Blue Ivy was born in January 2012 before the twins arrived in June 2017.
The Grammy winner also joked about Blue Ivy’s reaction to his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination in February. Blue Ivy was less than impressed with the exciting news he had to share that morning.
“She walked away, I was like, ‘Yo, give me a kiss I’m in the Hall of Fame!’ She’s like ‘Bye, dad.”
Jay-Z talks about fatherhood often now. In April, the father of three gave a rare interview with The Sunday Times, where he spoke about his children’s futures.