After becoming a proud poppa, it was easy to believe Jay-Z was ready to renounce the evils of his life — namely, his affinity for saying "bitch." In a poem that was credited to him by the NME and plenty of other press outlets, he supposedly wrote, "Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/I didn’t think hard about using the word 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." It was a pleasant sentiment, as calling women that is not very nice. But according to his handlers, it’s also incorrect.
Reaching out to E!, Hova’s people said that the poem didn’t come from him, and that its origins are unknown. It makes sense as he’s already released one baby tribute, and two would be overkill for even the most ardent of rap completists. As EW points out, it’s not like Blue Ivy is the first worthwhile female in his life — he’s married to Beyonce, he has a mom, he’s friends with Rihanna, he raps on songs that show general awareness of Planned Parenthood, etc. He also released a song last year called "That’s My Bitch," which would be a real… problem to censor during concerts. We’ll have to look to another rapper to break such lyrical ground.