Jay Z Named GQ ‘King Of The Year’ [Cover]
GQ released its Men of the Year for 2011 and Jay-Z is “King.” Other “men” on the list include Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, Mila Kunis and Michael Fassbender. No word on why Mila Kunis was named but the magazine will explain when it hits newsstands tomorrow.
As for Jay-Z, he talked about his wife, Beyonce and the baby they’re expecting. Check out the cover and some of the Q & A with Hov.
On the decision to announce their baby at the MTV Video Music Awards, he said:
“It was actually Bey who wanted to announce it. You want to be in control of your life.”
When asked if he’ll be putting a car seat in the Maybach, he said:
“Yeah. Wouldn’t that be great? That would be a great picture.”
Jay-Z Admits He Will Be Changing His Baby’s Diapers
Jay-Z is looking forward to the birth of his and Beyonce’s first child. He admitted he’s really excited about being a hands-on father.
“Of course I’ll change my baby’s diapers. One hundred percent. Providing, that’s not love. Being there, that’s more important. I mean, we see that. We see that with all these rich socialites. They’re crying out for attention; they’re hurting for love. I’m not being judgmental, I’m just making an observation. They’re crying out for the love that maybe they didn’t get at home, and they got everything. All the material things that they need and want. So we know that’s not the key.”
Jay explained that being an involved parent is important to him, since his own father abandoned him when he was 11.
“If your dad died before you were born, yeah, it hurts, but it’s not like you had a connection with something that was real. Not to say it’s any better, but to have that connection and then have it ripped away was, like, the worst. My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero.”
They didn’t reunite until 2003, when Jay-Z was 33 years old.
“I talked about what it did to me, what it meant, asked him why. There was no real answer. There was nothing he could say, because there’s no excuse for that. There really isn’t. So there was nothing he could say to satisfy me, except to hear me out. And it was up to me to forgive and let it go.”