On Tuesday (January 17), a poem that was supposed penned by the rapper, hit the net, and it read: “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.”
But, as touching as the poem was, it appears Jay didn’t actually write it.
The first publication to report on the poem, Rolling Out, did not have any publication sources for the poem. Those close to the rapper have not confirmed or denied its authenticity.
The only official release from Jay-Z since the birth of his child is the single “Glory,” which features cries from the newly born and made Blue Ivy the youngest person to ever appear on a Billboard chart.
In related news, a New York City designer has filed an application to trademark Blue Ivy Carter’s name for a line of children’s clothing.
On January 11 — four days after Blue Ivy Carter’s birth — Joseph Mbeh filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office seeking a mark for “Blue Ivy Carter NYC,” reports Thesmokinggun.com. Mbeh’s trademark application was allegedly filed without consent or knowledge of parents Jay-Z and Beyoncé. —Nicholas Sella