He’s got a billion dollar empire; talk recently delving into the cannabis business, selling a majority stake in TIDAL and counting, so you know for sure music/ business mogul Jay-Z has got quite a legacy to leave for his kids Blue Ivy, 9, and her twin siblings — Sir and Rumi, who turn 4 in June — but more than just monetary value, it’s about wanting them to feel loved and supported all the way.
In a rare interview with Louis Wise of The Sunday Times, Sean Carter better known by his stage name Jay Z dished on family life, how he’ll be remembered among other matters.
“Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know? Not ‘Here’s this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I’m creating for you.’”
“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. We’re just guides.”
As for his own legacy? “I have no idea,” JAY-Z, who in February received a nomination for potential induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, told The Sunday Times.
“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.”
Likening his career — and his hopes for the future careers of Blue, Sir, and Rumi — to blackjack, he said:
“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.”