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    Jay-Z Opened Up About Why He Learned How To Swim And It Almost Made Me Cry

    “I didn’t learn how to swim until Blue was born."

    Jay-Z would do anything for his daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

    Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers
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    During a recent appearance on The Shop: Uninterrupted, the rapper revealed how Blue Ivy made him want to become a better parent and learn how to swim.

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    “I didn’t learn how to swim until Blue was born,” Jay-Z said. “There goes everything you need to know. This is a metaphor for our relationship.”

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    “If she ever fell in the water and I couldn’t get her, I couldn’t even fathom that thought,” he continued. “I gotta learn how to swim. That’s it. That was the beginning of our relationship.”

    Jay-Z, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, and recording artist Beyoncé attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards
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    Jay-Z also said his daughter is hard to impress because she didn’t find his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination all that interesting.

     (L-R) Solange Knowles, Jay-Z, and daughter Blue Ivy Carter during The 59th Grammy Awards
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    “I got the [Hall of Fame] announcement. I was taking Blue to school. I was like, ‘This ain’t no celebration,’” he recalled about her not being impressed by the news.

     (L-R) Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, and Beyoncé Knowles attend the 66th NBA All-Star Game
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    “She walked away. I was like, ‘Yo, give me a kiss. I’m in the Hall of Fame!’ She’s like, ‘Bye, dad.’”

    Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
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    LOL. You can tell that they love each other very much!

    Jay-Z (R) and Blue Ivy Carter during The 59th Grammy Awards
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