Jay-Z says his own experience of his father leaving when he was 11 had a lasting impact on him.
“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,” Jay-Z tells GQ magazine.
“My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero.”
The rapper is currently expecting a daughter with wife Beyoncé Knowles, and his main priority is being there for his child.
“Providing — that’s not love. Being there — that’s more important,” he says.
And does being there mean changing diapers once the little girl arrives? “Of course, of course,” he says. “One hundred per cent.”