15 Super Dads: Jay Z
This fortnight we bring you one celeb father everyday who deserves to be celebrated for his parenting skills and gives all dad #fathergoals to live up to. Today, being Jay-Z’s birthday, we decided to pay an ode to the wonderful musician with a post dedicated to his wonderful abilities as a father to 4-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
Claim to fame: A well-known rapper and 21-time Grammy Award winner, Shawn Carter, better known as Jay Z, abandoned the path of drug dealing to pursue a thriving musical career and has many successful hit albums such as Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album and Magna Carta Holy Grail to his name. Jay Z has been acknowledged as one the best-selling artistes of all time with sales crossing 100 million records.
Fatherhood: Happily married to celebrated R&B singer Beyonce, Jay Z is a father to a lovely daughter named Blue Ivy. Pictures of the two clicked together are often uploaded on social media by proud wife and mother Beyonce, who loves showing off the adorable father-daughter relationship to the world. Jay Z, who shared a tumultuous relationship with his father who had walked out on him when he was still a kid, has confessed he does not wish to be like his father and is making every effort to prove himself as a wonderful father and caregiver. And with recent news of him becoming a stay-at-home dad while Beyonce devotes more time to her ultra-successful career, Jay Z continues to prove how much of a dream dad he can be.
Lessons learnt: Having a rocky relationship with one’s parents can distort the parent-child relationship for most, but that should not dictate one’s relationship with one’s offspring. Being a parent is a wonderful feeling and comes with a certain degree of responsibility. So venture into parenthood only when you feel you are ready for the challenges that come along, since your attitude and views on parenting will have a huge impact on your life as well as your child’s.