Jay-Z’s publicist denies that he is dropping ‘bitch’ from his lyrics
It turns out there’s still hope for rocking out to “99 Problems” in a crowded stadium again. Earlier this week, it was reported that Jay-Z would be officially retiring the term “bitch” from his lyrical vocabulary after the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, and we were not happy about it.
The claim came in the form of a poem supposedly written by Jay a few days after “Glory” entered the charts, making his daughter the youngest person ever to be credited on a Hot 100 entry. The ppem contained a line stating, “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.” While some were touched by the jigga man’s resolve, most were displeased with his rapid descent into softness, or as one of our readers simply put it — “what a bitch.”
As it turns out, our fears may be quelled. According to the NME, Jay-Z’s publicist has denied the claim that Hov has dropped the word “bitch” from his lyrics. TMZ’s Harvey Levin wrote yesterday on his Twitter, “We just spoke with Jay Z’s rep. The story that he won’t use the word bitches anymore since having the baby is B.S. He never said that.” This was confirmed by a recent Daily News interview with Jay in which he said, “That poem and story are fake.”
It’s true that Jay-Z’s toughness has been winding down in recent years, but at least it’s not that far gone. If you’re still reeling from the now debunked announcement, watch the “99 Problems” video below and calm yourself down.
Jay-Z – “99 Problems”