When it came to fatherhood Jay-Z was happy to dive straight into the depths – literally.

The rapper “Empire State of Mind” shared on HBO Max’s series The Shop: Non-stop that he had made the decision to learn a new skill after his wife Beyoncé gave birth to her first child Blue Ivy Carter in 2012.

“It’s amazing. It’s a very educated thing,” he said of becoming a father. “I didn’t learn to swim until Blue was born. There’s everything you need to know. This is a metaphor for our relationship. If it had ever fallen in the water and I couldn’t get it, I couldn’t even fathom this one Thoughts. I have to learn to swim. That’s it. That was the beginning of our relationship. “

Jay-Z and Beyoncé are now also parents to twins Rumi and Mrwho were born in June 2017.

The music producer reported about his insecurities about parenthood in an ad for his album Magna Carta Holy Grail back in 2013.