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Produced by Pharrell and posted Monday (Jan. 9) on Hova's Life + Times website, the tune deals with the couple's elation and relief, as Jay reveals that Beyonce previously suffered a miscarriage.
"False alarms and false starts/ All made better by the sound of your heart," he raps, riding a gentle beat Pharrell must have smuggled into Lenox Hill Hospital. After all, when you rent out an entire floor, there's plenty of room for recording gear.
Lest that line seem too ambiguous, the usually guarded Brooklyn MC gets even more personal, laying it down bluntly: "Last time the miscarriage was tragic/ We was afraid you'd disappear, but nah, baby, you're magic."
Elsewhere, Jay discusses Blue Ivy's conception -- "You don't yet know what swagger is/ But you was made in Paris" -- and looks ahead to his genetically blessed daughter's bright future. "I wreak havoc on the world," he raps. "Get ready for part two: a younger, smarter faster me. So a pinch of Hov, a whole glass of B."
Along with the premiere of the new song, Jay-Z and Beyonce have released their first official statement since the birth of their baby and have clarified that Bey did not give birth via planned C-section as widely reported. The statement reads, "Hello Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support."
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