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Earlier today, rap mogul Jay Z explained the inspiration behind his upcoming CD Magna Carta Holy Grail. The 45-year-old rapper whose real name is Shawn Knowles-Carter, says the album's tracks were influenced by his father leaving him as a boy. Carter said the track "Jay-Z Blue" was inspired by his own childhood experience, plus the experience of being a father to his daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in 2012. "It deals with my pop leaving when I was young. He didn't teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child, or treat a woman. And I have a daughter. It's the paranoia of not being a great dad."

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Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant

NBA star Kobe Bryant, 34, and his wife Vanessa Bryant attended EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s 16th Annual “An Unforgettable Evening” event presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 2, in Beverly Hills. Bryant had surgery on his left foot after tearing his Achilles' tendon. According to a report in today's online edition of USA Today, Bryant and his mother are feuding after she put some of his personal items up for auction.

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