- Jay-Z has revealed that he only learned to swim after his nine-year-old daughter Blue Ivy was born
- Jay-Z said he decided to take swimming lessons in order to protect Blue just in case she fell in the water
- The wealthy US rapper was a guest on the latest episode of HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted that dropped last Friday, 28 May
Jay-Z is such a protective father. The US billionaire has explained that he only learned to swim after the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy. The rapper was speaking during an interview with HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted.
"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."
Blue Ivy if the first of three kids Hov shares with his wife, Beyoncé. The award-winning Blue is nine years old now.
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Jay-Z's swimming pics became memes and were circulated widely a few years ago. The pool diving and jet ski memes trended when people realised the rapper-turned-businessman couldn't swim. Check out some of the comments from social media users who shared their thoughts on Jay's decision to learn how to swim:
"What is it with black people not learning how to swim? Almost all of my friends or friends of friends don’t know how to swim. Jump in a pool y’all and learn how to swim, you’ll like it."
"Depending upon where you grew up, some people didn't have access to pools."
"I love Hov and I'm happy for him that's a huge win but this pic makes so much sense now I'm sorry."
"Ay bro good for him. Not everyone gets to grow with around around bikes or pools and then they get clowned on for not knowing those skills. It's never too late to learn new skills."
"I didn't learn to swim until I was like 12."
Used to forget lyrics
In related news, Briefly News reported that Jay-Z has revealed that he used to forget his lyrics while performing on stage during the early days of his rap career. The US billionaire is a guest on an upcoming episode of HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted. The show shared a brief teaser of Jay-Z's interview that dropped on Friday, 28 May.
In the clip, LeBron James asks Beyoncé's hubby if he had ever been "so zoned out" during a stage performance. The rapper-turned-businessman replied:
"In the beginning, I used to get on the stage and just forget all my lyrics."
Social media users shared mixed thoughts on the musician's reply to James. @MrsBoomBoomNYC wrote:
"He still does. LOL. He forgot his lyrics on the Global Citizen show. Beyoncé saved him. He forgot some lyrics during Coachella. Beyoncé saved him. LOL. He’s gotten better for sure though."
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