The “99 Problems” rapper opens up about learning to swim after the birth of his daughter Blue and how he boycotted the Grammys in solidarity with the late DMX.
Fatherhood sent Jay-Z right into the deep end – literally! The hip-hop mogul revealed that he didn’t learn to swim until his and Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, was born, sharing on a recent episode of LeBron James’ HBO show “The Shop: Uninterrupted” that swimming wasn’t a skill he was especially interested in until he had the instinct to protect someone’s life that was more important to him than his own. I didn’t learn how to swim until Blue was born. There goes everything you need to know. This is a metaphor for our relationship. 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. That’s it. That was the beginning of our relationship,” he said.