Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé are expecting their first child and the music mogul sounds like he’s truly looking forward to fatherhood.
“I can’t wait,” he told E! on Thursday night (November 17) at GQ’s Men of the Year party in West Hollywood.
Asked what type of dad he hopes to be, Jay-Z said he thinks communication is key. “Hopefully one that can have conversations,” he said. “Your child could come to you and have any type of conversation. I always hope for that kind of open relationship.”
The rapper, whose own father walked out on him as a child, refuses to be an absentee parent and says he’ll avoid spoiling his child with material things. “Providing—that’s not love,” he recently told GQ. “Being there—that’s more important.”