Just a few days ago, Jessica Simpson’s fiancé Eric Johnson was declared the best father by the couple’s friends after less than a week of parenting Maxwell. Jay-Z too has a high profile newborn he’s now legally responsible for, but his outlook seems to be a whole lot more self-deprecating and a whole lot less congratulatory.
The musician and partial owner of The Nets recently sat down with television personality Oprah Winfrey for an interview to air on Master Class, and in the publicly available clips, Jay-Z discusses his philosophy on raising children, as well as his fears.
"I imagine I'll take things I learned from my mom and things I've learned from raising my nephews and apply that. Then at the end of the day, I just know I'll probably have the worst, spoiled little kid ever."
From what I’ve been told, parenting involves a whole lot of improvisation. Since every child is different, lessons learned along the way from family members help some, but ultimately, it’s just about mom and dad trying to figure out what to do in any given moment. I love that Jay-Z already seems to see that, and I love his affability about the whole thing.
Raising Blue Ivy for the next few years should be physically exhausting but not necessarily emotionally taxing. The real mental challenges will come in about thirteen years when the teenager probably decides she wants to be a child actress or a singer. Will they let her? I guess we’ll just have to stay tuned.
Until then, you can check out the full interview tonight on OWN.