Jay-Z has decided to stop using the technical term to describe female canines when referring to female humans.
How gracious of him.
And it's all because of his newborn daughter.
The hip-hopster has vowed to drop the word ''b***h" from his songs following the birth of daughter Blue Ivy with wife Beyoncé. The couple welcomed the tyke in a shroud of security and controversy at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital last week. And parenthood is already having a major impact of Hov's rap career.
The "Run This Town" lyricist, born Shawn Carter, has used the B-word in songs countless times over the course of his 14 year career. But Jay says he's done cursing females now that he's a doting dad.
In a new poem penned to baby Blue, the music mogul writes:
"Before I got in the game, made a change and got rich, I didn't think hard about using the word b***h. I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it."
"I never realized while on the fast track that I'd give riddance to the word b***h, to leave her innocence intact. No man will degrade her, or call her name. I'm so focused on your future, the degradation has passed. I wish you wealth, health and insight. Forever young you may pass. Blue Ivy Carter, my angel."
That's sweet -- but what's he going to say in place of the word when performing his back catalogue?
"I've got 99 problems, but a lovely young lady ain't one?"
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