If you’re wondering what kind of father Kanye West might be, look no further than his 2011 “New Day” collaboration with Jay-Z from their Watch the Throne album. On the song, the rappers discuss the ways in which they intend to his raise their future children.
The song was produced nearly two years ago, before Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed their first child (Blue Ivy) into the world … and long before Kanye and Kim Kardashian began dating. Last month, Kanye announced that he was expecting a child with the reality TV star temporarily breaking the Internet.
On “New Day”, an emotional Kanye raps about wanting his child to be more humble than he is, and opens up about the pitfalls of financial abundance.
“And I’ll never let my son have an ego / He’ll be nice to everyone, wherever we go / I mean I might even make him be Republican / So everybody know he love white people / And I’ll never let him leave his college girlfriend / And get caught up with the groupies in the whirlwind / And I’ll never let him ever hit the telethon / I mean even if people dyin’ and the world ends / See, I just want him to have an easy life / Not like Yeezy life, just want him to be someone people like / Don’t want him to be hated all the time, judged / Don’t be like your daddy that would never budge / And I’ll never let him ever hit a strip club / I learned the hard way, that ain’t the place to get love / And I’ll never let his mom move to LA / Knowin’ she couldn’t take the pressure now we all pray.
It sounds like the egotistical rapper wants to raise his kid to be a bit more humble than he is, but we’ll have to see what Kim thinks about that. You can listen to “New Day” below.