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Jay-Z imagines putting a car seat in his Maybach

November 14, 2011 |  3:07 pm

Jay Z, right, and Michael Fassbender

Fatherhood certainly changes a man, but in Jay-Z's case it looks to be a simple upgrade.

"Yeah," Jay told GQ, envisioning strapping his offspring into the six-figure vehicle. "Wouldn't that be great? That would be a great picture."

Jay leads this year's crop of GQ Men of the Year, understandable thanks to his star-couple status and the groudswell around his and Kanye West's joint album, "Watch the Throne." Impending fatherhood got him reflective about his own experience as a child.

"My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero ... ," Jay said of his father, who left the family. "So there was nothing he could say to satisfy me, except to hear me out. And it was up to me to forgive and let it go."

Other men making the cut include the recently blown away Justin Timberlake, and "Shame" actor and everyone's newest crush Michael Fassbender. The mag's traditional Woman of the Year honor will go this year to Mila Kunis.

GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson will host the annual Men of the Year bash Thursday at West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont. Stay tuned to the Ministry for party (and manly) coverage.


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photos: Jay-Z suits up and Michael Fassbender is anything but shameful on GQ's multiple Men of the Year covers, two of which are shown above. Credit: Nathaniel Goldberg