Sorry junior, I already ruined ya
Cause you ain’t even alive, paparazzi pursuin’ ya

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – New Day Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Since Jay-Z is a superstar and his wife Beyonce is even more famous than he is, when they have a child it will be big news. They have no chance of giving a child a “normal” life

Jay also alludes to the various rumors that have been swirling for the past few years that say he already has a child. Jay denies, so his child is being searched for pre-birth.

Shortly after this album’s release, Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce announced that she was pregnant. Did Jay-Z know before writing this verse? We may never know. Although, Beyonce is due in February, so she must have conceived in May. The album was completed on May 19. That makes it a bit of a stretch to say he knew for sure. He could have known they were trying before that though.

Plot twist! New evidence suggests she’s actually due in December, which makes it much more likely that Jay knew when he recorded this.

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