Jay Z - Jay-z Terrified Of Failing As A Father

Rap icon Jay Z has opened up about his fears of failing as a father in an emotional new video.

The 99 Problems hitmaker was filmed during studio sessions for his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, and the footage has been released ahead of the record's launch on Thursday (04Jul13).

In the clip, Jay Z is seen chatting to producer Rick Rubin about a song he wrote for Blue Ivy, his daughter with Beyonce, and admits he is terrified he won't be a good parent because of his issues with his own father.

He says, "(Blue Ivy is) something that we both created, you know, we still marvel at her. It's most obvious on the song Jay Z Blue. And it deals with (parenthood) - you know, my pop (father) left when I was young, so he didn't teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child or treat a woman. So, of course, my karma, the two things I needed I don't have, right?

"And I have a daughter. It's the paranoia of not being a great dad."


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