Did Jay-Z Vow to Stop Saying Bitch?

January 17, 2012

Sources from the Huffington Post to Vibe are reporting that Jay-Z has penned a poem for his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter in which he vows to cease using the pejorative, "bitch." Read an excerpt from the document that is making its way around the internet:

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.

Rollingout was the first to report on the poem, but they list no valid, original source and it's likely that it is a hoax. Jay has already cataloged his love and excitement for Blue Ivy, on "Glory," released last week. New mom Beyonce has also given her first post-pregnancy interview to Star Magazine in the UK. You can read a few quotes over at their website, but you have to purchase the rag to get the whole thing.

UPDATE: Questlove confirms the poem's a joke:

Did Jay-Z Vow to Stop Saying Bitch?