So they say that having a baby really changes a person, and having a daughter for a man can change him drastically. It seems that since the birth of Miss Blue Ivey, that Jay -Z has decided to retire the "B" word and I don't mean Beyonce. He recently wrote a poem for his daughter and talked about denouncing the use of the word.

In a gift to his newborn daughter Jay penned a poem explaining to her why he would never use the word again, declaring "degradation has passed." He also changed the lyrics to his hit single "I Got 99 problems, but a b*tch ain't one," to "lady."

Read the full poem:

"Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich,/ I didn't think hard about using the word B—-./ I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it/now with my daughter in this world/ I curse those that give it./ I never realized while on the fast track/ that I'd give riddance to the word bitch, to leave her innocence in tact./ No man will degrade her, or call her out her name/ the women won't despise her and call her the same./ I know it's gonna miss me/ cuz we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees/ when we all used to hang out front/ singing 99 problems but a lady ain't one./ Excuse me miss, can I be your mister/ cuz I can tell the difference from a little girl and a sister,/ She never grew up, her father left her alone/ I promise not to talk like we used to/ until Kingdom Come./ 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."

 

The funny thing to me is that he never had a problem using the word until his daughter was born. He has a mother and a wife and never saw a problem with the use of the word. I guess there is something positve out of the fact that his daughter was born and he is deciding to change, but after using the word more then a handful of times on "99 Problems, it seems kind of odd. Maybe this can start a domino effect, since Jay influences alot of artist in the hip hop  community!