- US superstar Jay-Z regrets making his 1999 smash hit Big Pimpin' and says he can't believe the things he said in the track
- Big Pimpin' was one of Jay-Z's biggest hits back in 1999 and it was played across the globe
- At the time he wrote the lyrics to the track produced by Timbaland, Hov was still single and had no daughters
Beyoncé's hubby Jay-Z reportedly regrets making Big Pimpin'. The song was huge when he dropped it in 1999.
At the time, Hov was living his best life and wasn't married with kids. The song was huge across the world and it was on high rotation on TV and radio stations.
The superstar featured UGK on the epic track and its banging beat was produced by Timbaland. Jay wrote about girls and called them harsh names in the track. He also raps about using them and leaving them without even feeding them.
The Source Magazine reports that Hov regrets making such a song. The publication reported that, in an exclusive interview with Wall Street Journal, Jigga discussed how he regrets writing the single's lyrics.
While the rapper-turned-businessman says some of his lyrics are "really profound", he admitted that he wasn’t as proud of Big Pimpin'.
"I can’t believe I said that. And kept saying it? What type of animal would say this sort of thing. Reading it is really harsh."
Jay-Z is now a family man. He is married to Beyoncé and they have daughters together. Social media users shared mixed reaction to Jay's opinion about his classic hit. Check out some of their comments below:
"Better not take that sh*t off streaming."
"Jay-Z was in his 20s when he wrote that. It's called growth. No apology needed."
"Every year I lose more respect for this dude. Stand on your work."
"I think having daughters got him... Probably be sitting there thinking... all the mess I did don't happen to my kids."
"I understand where Hov is coming from but isn't the man allowed to make music that exists as entertainment? Not every single track needs to be so 'profound', right?"
"Jay stop the madness, hitting 50s and now you regretting masterpieces."
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