Jay-Z raps about birth of daughter with Beyoncé

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by Nekesa M. Moody
AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP)—Through a rap verse, Jay-Z has confirmed the birth of “the most beautiful girl in the world”—his newborn daughter.

The song “Glory” made its debut on his social website Life and Times on Monday—two days after he and Beyonce reportedly gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy.

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POWER COUPLE—In this Jan. 11, 2009 photo, Beyonce is joined by husband Jay-Z, as she arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

Reps for the superstars repeatedly declined requests for comment from The Associated Press about whether the birth had occurred, as first reported by E! News over the weekend. But Jay-Z’s sweet song gives fans the details, and more: “You’re my child of a child from Destiny’s Child.”

In the song, Jay-Z talks about where the child was conceived (in Paris) and even reveals that Beyonce had a miscarriage at one point.

“Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you’d disappear/But nah baby you magic.”

The song’s refrain is: “The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real/ Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory.”

The sound of a baby’s cries—perhaps Blue’s— ends the song. The song says it features “B.I.C.”— which would be the initials of Blue Ivy Carter.

It’s the first child for the power couple, who wed in 2008 in a private ceremony after a years-long courtship. Beyonce announced her pregnancy to the world last August at the MTV Video Music Awards with a simple rub of her swollen belly.

Celebs close to the couple have tweeted congrats. Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, tweeted Sunday morning: “The most beautiful girl in the world,” while Beyonce’s close friend Gwyneth Paltrow also tweeted: “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.”

The couple reportedly gave birth at Lenox Hill Hospital on New York’s Upper East Side on Saturday. While there were reports that the couple paid $1.4 million to rent a floor of the hospital for the birth, hospital spokeswoman Barbara Osborne said Monday that “no patient has the ability to reserve an entire floor of the hospital.”

While she refused to confirm or deny that Beyonce had given birth there, she said that like other hospitals, suites are available and can be reserved.

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