Jay Z Revealed That He Only Learned How To Swim After Blue Ivy Was Born

Storytellers like Jay Z are few and far between.

When he’s not dropping hilarious stories about his superstar peers, like remembering how hard it was to follow up DMX as a live act, or sharing backstories about classic rap songs he actually wrote, then there’s the subject of his incredibly famous family. That was the subject of his latest viral tidbit from an episode of LeBron James’ The Shop: Uninterrupted, when Jay let know that he never learned to swim until Blue Ivy was born. To his thinking, there wasn’t much point before, but once her life was in his hands, his reasoning changed.

“I didn’t learn how to swim until Blue was born,” he began. “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.”

In the clip above, he goes on to speak more specifically to how small moments with her are how he now celebrates huge wins like finding out he was officially going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Check out the snippet and for more Jay Z stories watch full episodes of The Shop on HBO.

Beyoncé Is The Proudest Mom After Blue Ivy’s Grammy Night

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It’s deeper than just music for legendary singer Beyoncé. During her acceptance speech at the 63rd Grammys last night after her Best R&B Performance win for “Black Parade,” she took major time to show love to her 9-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, who also took home an award that evening. Beyoncé Is The Proudest Mom Now […]

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Blue Ivy Is Now One Of Youngest Grammy Winners In Music History

At just the young age of nine-years-old, Blue Ivy continues to land impressive achievements in the music world. Thanks to her appearance in Beyonce’sBrown Skin Girl” video with Wizkid and Saint Jhn, Ivy is one of the youngest Grammy winners in history after the video took home the win in the Best Music Video category. She was just eight-years-old when she stood beside her mom in the video.

It’s also not the first award that the Carters have won for the song. They previously won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration back in February, and prior to that, they took home the Video Of The Year award at November’s Soul Train Awards. The youngest Grammy nominee and winner is Leah Peasall of The Peasall Sisters who won the Album Of The Year in 2001 as a credited artist on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Leah was just eight-years-old at the time.

Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl” beat out Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good,” Anderson .Paak’s “Lockdown,” Harry Styles’ “Adore You” and Woodkid’s “Goliath” to take home the award. The Best Music Video also gives the Lemonade singer the 24th Grammy award of her career. She could take home additional awards at this year’s Grammys as she’s nominated in eight other categories that include Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best R&B Performance.