As Jay-Z鈥檚 reaction to his mother鈥檚 coming-out proves, the rapper loves his family and wants them to be happy. He made that quite clear once again during his interview for David Letterman鈥檚 Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, when he revealed 鈥渢he most beautiful thing鈥 his daughter Blue Ivy has ever said to him.

鈥淭he difference, both in terms of distance and emotionally, that your kids have from what your upbringing was 鈥 it must be gratifying and also heartbreaking, for God鈥檚 sakes, that you had that,鈥 Letterman told Jay-Z, who shares six-year-old Blue and nine-month-old twins Rumi and Sir with Beyonc茅.

鈥淚鈥檓 not heartbroken at this point in my life. I feel grateful every day,鈥 the 48-year-old Grammy winner replied. 鈥淚 wake up, I look around, look at my kids, they鈥檙e healthy, me and my daughter talk.鈥

To further 鈥減aint a picture of how healthy鈥 his children are, he told a story about an interaction he recently had with Blue. 鈥淚 told her to get in the car the other day because she was asking a thousand questions and we had to leave for school,鈥 he said. 鈥淪o we鈥檙e driving, and then I just hear a little voice. 鈥楧ad?鈥 I turn around and she said, 鈥業 didn鈥檛 like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me. 鈥 It hurt my feelings.'鈥

Jay was moved by his daughter鈥檚 clarity in expressing her feelings. 鈥淚 was like, 鈥楾hat鈥檚 the most beautiful thing you鈥檝e ever said to me!'鈥

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