Jay-Z has revealed that he's taking time out from the studio to be with his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
The Empire State Of Mind rapper, who welcomed his first child with wife Beyoncé back in January, claims that he wants to enjoy those special moments with Blue for a little while longer.
Speaking to MTV News in Philadelphia following a press conference where he announced his two-day Made in America music festival, Jigga explained: "I thought that I would after my daughter was born.
"I thought I would be more inspired with all the new feelings and everything that I'd have to write about, but it really happened the other way,"
He added: "I just really wanna hang out with her. I just wanna enjoy those moments for a bit and I'm sure that feeling of music will come back to me."
Fans of the hip-hop icon shouldn't worry though, when he does return to the booth, Jay will have a ton to rap about.
Just days after baby Blue was born, Hov released Glory, a track dedicated to his daughter. Not only did he rhyme of his innermost feelings, Jay also featured a sampling of Blue Ivy's first cries on the Pharrell Williams-produced track.
Long-time Jay fans shouldn't be too surprised by the rapper's intimate soul-bearing, he's been doing it since his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt.
Jay claimed: "My music has always been like that, if you listen to Glory and you listen to Regrets, which was on my first album, side by side, it's exploring the same sort of emotions. It's just one deals with my mom, one deals with my daughter."
He added: "My music has always been filled with those sort of emotions."
In other related news, Jigga has revealed that he's "absolutely" going to ask US President Barack Obama to perform at his two day festival Budweiser Made In America in September.
Jay told Rolling Stone magazine: "I'm gonna give him a call and I'm gonna try to get him to perform – do a little rendition of Al Green – but I doubt it.
"I think that opens up the political season. He'll be so far into helping the world that he probably won't have time, but I'm absolutely going to ask him."
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