Jay-Z on Beyonce's pregnancy: 'I'll be changing nappies 100 per cent'

Rapper also says that he wants to provide proper support rather than 'material things'

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Jay-Z has discussed impending fatherhood and his wife Beyonce's pregnancy by insisting he will be changing his child's nappies "100 per cent".

Beyonce revealed she was pregnant during the MTV Video Music Awards in August, although she was subsequently attacked by commentators who believed her baby bump to be a prosthetic fake – rumours which she described as "stupid, ridiculous and false".

Now, Jay-Z has told GQ that he is preparing to take on an active role as a father to their child. When asked if he would help change nappies, he replied:

Of course, of course. One hundred per cent.


The rapper also spoke about what kind of father he wanted to be and insisted that material wealth was no substitute for parental support. "Providing – that's not love," he said. "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 judgemental – 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," he added.

Earlier this month, Beyonce's former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland revealed the sex of the couple's baby, when she let slip that they were expecting a "little girl".

Over the weekend, meanwhile, Jay-Z was labelled a "bloodsucker" by the Occupy Wall Street protest. His clothing company, Rocawear, produced a T-shirt bearing the slogan 'Occupy Wall Street', but did not offer to give the movement any of the profits.

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