My dad left a huge scar: Jay-Z

London: Rapper Jay-Z says he was left with a "huge scar" when his father, Adnis Reeves, walked out on his family.

The singer was just 11-year-old when his dad became an alcoholic and left his home in New York.

"If your dad died before you were born, yeah, it hurts, but it`s not like you had a connection with something that was real," said Jay-Z, 42.

"Not to say it`s any better, but to have that connection and then have it ripped away was, like, the worst. My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero," quoted the singer as saying.