added: 14 Nov 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Jay-Z says his father left a 'huge scar' when he abandoned him as a child.
The American rapper's dad left his family early on in life. Jay-Z says his absence created an ample amount of hurt for him.
'My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar,' he revealed.
'I bet [my dad] didn't believe he'd spaz out and leave either.'
Jay-Z appears on the cover of GQ magazine's upcoming Men of the Year issue.
The 41-year-old star insists losing his dad hurt more than never having him in the first place.
'If your dad died before you were born, yeah, it hurts - but it's not like you had a connection with something that was real,' he told the publication.
Jay-Z is currently expecting his first baby with wife Beyoncé Knowles.
The stunning songstress has previously gushed about how great her husband will be as a father and role model.
'Of course he will be!' she exclaimed when asked if Jay-Z will make a good dad.
'His music has inspired millions of people over the last two decades, but he inspires all the people around him on a more personal level, too. He's an inspirational artist, friend and husband, and his next step is to be an inspirational father.
'He's everything you could ask for in a husband and friend.'
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