Jay-Z Is Retiring The Word "Bitch"

The "degradation has passed," he says. In a poem he wrote for his new daughter Blue Ivy, Jay-Z writes that he won't continue to use the word "bitch" in reference to women anymore. We'll see how that works out.

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"Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/I didn’t think hard about using the word bitch/I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it/Now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it.

No man will degrade her, or call her name. I'm so focused on your future, the degradation has passed. I wish you wealth, health and insight. Forever young you may pass. Blue Ivy Carter, my angel".

Here's a thought: why now? Yes, Jay just had a daughter: but what about all the rest of the women in his life that you've known, loved, or collaborated with? Beyoncé? His Mom?