On his daughter Blue Ivy loving his music:
“She does like her mother [Beyonce's] music – she watches [Beyonce's concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album — she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she 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. And that’s not like a cliche. I’m really serious. Just to see her — ‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”
On the rumors that Beyonce had a surrogate:
“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?”
On being a drug-dealer in New York:
“To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. Not until later, when I realised the effects on the community, I started looking at the community on the whole, but in the beginning no. I was thinking about surviving. I was thinking about improving my situation. I was thinking about buying clothes.
Well at least Jay is being honest, everyone at some point will be held accountable for their past actions, but it’s cute his daughter enjoys his music.
On “originating” ‘twerking’ before Miley Cyrus:
“People just wanna see my butt, We’d been doing that dance-off at the shows, but no one put it online. At the Bowery, they did. I’ve been doing that onstage for two-and-a-half years,” she (Miley Cyrus) probably fucking watched my videos online and decided to try it.”
On touring with Beyonce in her hometown country Australia:
“It’ll be weird when my parents are there. Not because of the dancing or the sexuality, but because they created me. There will be fans screaming for me, but my parents know the real side of me. The side that’s not cool.”
On how she got her nickname Iggy:
“When I was a kid, Iggy was my dog. But he’d always get in fights and come home covered in blood. One time, he got bitten by a snake. I thought for sure he was going to die, but he’d always make it. Iggy was the runt of the litter, but he always survived. I really loved that dog. He was a tough, cool, determined fighter. He had all the characteristics I admire in people. When he got put down, I got a nameplate necklace with his name. People started calling me that, too.”
Delusions of grandeur and all, we kind of like this Iggy chick, her “diarrhea of the mouth” and “I don’t give a f*ck attitude” is very entertaining to say the least. She’s far from boring, but let’s be clear this chick did NOT invent “twerking”, black female strippers from the ghetto with grotesque butts did. Now watch her “work, work, work!”
Photos via Vanity Fair Magazine/Paper Magazine