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Did Jay-Z really vow to stop using the B-word in his lyrics?

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The Internet has been blowing up with reports that Jay-Z has vowed to stop using the B-word in his lyrics. (And no, we aren't talking about Beyonce.) But did he really make such a statement?

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These reports stem from an alleged poem (or song, depending on which site you look at) that popped up online last week, after the Jan. 7 birth of his daughter with Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter. NME's report on Monday caused the story to gain traction.

This poem goes: "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 b----/To leave her innocence in tact/No man will degrade her, or call her name/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."

Also: Jay-Z raps about birth of daughter with Beyonce

But a source close to the rapper's camp told E! News on Tuesday that the poem people keep talking about isn't from Jay-Z. No word on how the lyrics made it online and became attributed to the rap mogul.

Last week, Jay-Z did post a song about his new daughter, "Glory," on his site, Life + Times.

22Comments
Jan 18, 2012 12:47PM
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who really cares...

to me bitch has never been a bad word!!!

look back at the 70s when ej had "the bitch is back".

then rs had "ain't love a bitch".

it wasn't the 97 hit "bitch" by mb did it get sensored....i can still remember it being in the paper as (expletitive) by mb....LOL

what he and every other BLACK artist needs to do is stop using NI**AR.....it's funny how they can call themselves that...but no one else can......but then again...that is what they ARE!!!

Jan 18, 2012 8:15AM
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If you dont like the lyrics dont listen to it, a bitch is a bitch plain simple now the title bitch dont pertain to all women but all women have a little bitch in them.  and some of these men are bitches too!
Jan 18, 2012 8:00AM
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Sooo funny! He won't use the b word but he's still going to say all the other degrading names he uses in his lyrics??
Jan 18, 2012 6:51AM
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But didnt matter if everyone else's

 daughters was subjected to it.

Jan 18, 2012 6:01AM
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Ha-ha he had a little girl now he's afraid some guys going to call her a b-word someday. Paybacks a b-word!!

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