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Jay-Z Reveals Beyonce Suffered A Miscarriage In Rap Dedicated To Daughter: Should He?

Mon, January 9, 2012 10:18pm EDT by 19 Comments
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Do you think Jay-Z empowered women by talking about Beyonce’s miscarriage in his rap, or did he reveal a tragedy that should have remained personal?

Our hearts broke when we heard Jay-Z revealing that his wife, Beyonce, had suffered a miscarriage before delivering their first baby, Blue Ivy Carter. In his new rap, released Jan. 9, which he named “Glory,” the 42-year-old dad explained how happy he was to finally have a baby, after going through more tragic times.

“Last time the miscarriage was so tragic, we was afraid you disappeared,” Jay-Z rapped midway through the song. He also talked about “false alarms and false starts … all the pain of the last time, prayed so hard it was the last time.”

Although it seems like an incredibly personal moment to share with the world,‘s Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Fuller believes Jay-Z’s words are empowering to women.

It’s important to know that losing a fetus during pregnancy is common and can happen to anyone — even a young, healthy celebrity like Beyonce, who’s only 30 years -old and has the best medical treatment. In fact, the American Pregnancy Association says that every year nearly 10% of women who conceive, suffer a miscarriage.

Even though it was sad to hear that Beyonce and Jay-Z lived through this nightmare, it’s encouraging for other women to know that you can suffer a miscarriage and still go on to deliver a beautiful, healthy baby in a subsequent pregnancy.

What did you think about Jay-Z’s revelation? Sound off below.

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