Rapper, Jay-Z is no stranger to making his presence known and continuing to create a legacy for those around him, especially his children.
During a Rare interview with The Sunday Times, the rapper says “Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know?” he goes on to say “Not ‘Here’s this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I’m creating for you.’ What if my child doesn’t want to be in music or sports?” he continued. “I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible.”
Jay-Z also shares how since the COVID-19 Pandemic, he’s had more time to spend at home with his family and he now understands that “family is your foundation.”
This led Jay-Z to switch up his priorities a bit as he says he wants to “just make sure we provide a loving environment, be very attentive to who they want to be.”
“It’s easy for us, as human beings, to want our children to do certain things, but we have no idea,” he said. “We’re just guides.”
Now, as for Jay-Z himself and his own legacy, he hopes to make a name for himself. “I’m not beyond ego, right? Hopefully they speak of me [with] the names of Bob Marley and all the greats. But that’s not for me to say,” he said, adding that he is “most proud of overcoming my circumstances and providing opportunity for people who look like me and who came from the same situation that I’ve come from.”
The rapper also enlightens us on the difference between doing things for the money and simply for the passion of things, “There are certain things you do in blackjack,” he said. “[Whether you’re] $1 down or $100 million down, you’ve still got to do what’s right — you’ve still got to go for it. You can’t base it on the money. You have to base it on the love or passion of what you’re doing.”
“You’re not gonna be right all the time, and you’re gonna fail — and you’re gonna fail big, you know? But you’re also going to win big, and when you’re right, you’re gonna be really right.”