By Trevor Kapp
MANHATTAN — Jay-Z's "99 Problems" now includes changing diapers.
In her first interview since giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé said her hip-hop honcho hubby will be getting his hands dirty as he helps care for their brand-new baby daughter.
“He will change diapers, of course he will,” said the "Halo" songstress, according to the UK's Star magazine. “He has already said publicly that providing isn’t love. Love is being there. Love is doing the little things for your child."
Beyoncé said her multi-platinum-selling husband is already a “hands-on father” who is not just an “inspirational artist,” but also “an inspirational husband.”
"He is a very protective and loyal guy by nature,” she said. “He is a very protective husband, and since we found out I was pregnant I have seen the protective father in him.”
Baby Blue was born into musical royalty in superstar fashion at Lenox HIll Hospital on Jan. 7, but Beyoncé believes her daughter will be “just like any other kid” and that Jay-Z will be like any other dad.
“At home, she’ll be part of a normal, loving family with a loving mom, a loving dad, a loving aunt and loving grandparents," Beyonce told the mag.
The "Single Ladies" singer was elated about giving birth to Blue Ivy, her first child, after having a miscarriage and struggling with pregnancy, according to a song about her daughter released by Jay-Z two days after the baby's birth, "Glory feat. B.I.C."
“Nothing can describe the feeling," Beyoncé said about her emotions when nurses first handed her the newborn. "You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you, but when you hold it for the first time, the words can’t be found."
During the interview, Beyonce also defended the controversial security at Lenox Hill that prompted other patients to complain they were unable to visit their babies.
"Security was very tight, but not just for the sake of it," she said. "It was for the security of our daughter."