October 1, 2013


Jay Z on Beyonce Surrogacy Rumors: "It’s Just So Stupid"

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Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Jay Z's Vanity Fair cover story hasn't hit newsstands (digital or IRL) yet, but the magazine teased the wide-ranging interview today online that touches on Jay's drug-dealing past, his net worth (a frequent topic of conversation) and those rumors that the couple used a surrogate to conceive daughter Blue Ivy.

"I don't even know how to answer that," Jay said of the surrogacy rumors. "It’s just so stupid. You know, I felt dismissive about it, but you’ve got to feel for her. I mean, we've got a really charmed life, so how can we complain? But when you think about it, we're still human beings. . . . And even in hip-hop, all the blogs—they had a field day with it. I'm like, We come from you guys, we represent you guys. Why are you perpetuating this? Why are you adding fuel to this ridiculous rumor?"

Rumors aside, Jay talked about the most important question on everyone's mind: Now that Blue Ivy is almost two, whose music does she prefer between him and Beyonce

"He does like her mother's music, but she loves all the songs [on Magna Carta….Holy Grail]," said Jay. "She plays a song and goes, 'More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.' She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy...She's genuine, she's honest, because she doesn't know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it."

Now we just need some intrepid reporter to ask Kanye what North thinks of Yeezus and we can all die happy.