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All dads have their embarrassing moments. Yes, even JAY-Z. In a recent interview with Gayle King on “CBS Mornings,” however, the proud dad of three claimed that his oldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, only pretends to be embarrassed by him in public. At home, she actually thinks her dad is pretty cool. In fact, JAY-Z says the 11-year-old even asks him for fashion advice from time to time.
“Blue, she be frontin’ on me a little bit.”
“Blue, she be frontin’ on me a little bit, but I catch her,” he said. “I catch her in the corner, you know? Now she asks me if this is cool – her sneakers or whatever she’s wearing.” While Blue Ivy wasn’t around to refute her dad’s claims, she does appear to have taken some major style cues from both her parents in recent years.
Take, for example, when the father-daughter duo attended the 2022 NBA Finals in San Francisco last year. For the outing, Blue Ivy wore low-top Nike Dunk sneakers, sweatpants, a black leather jacket, and a “Brown Skin Girl” T-shirt from mom Beyoncé’s merch line. JAY-Z complemented his daughter’s look in an all-black outfit and white sneakers. The preteen also spent some quality time with her dad at the 2023 Super Bowl in February, during which the pair wore all-black ensembles and matching sunglasses.
At the NBA finals, they went viral after JAY-Z wrapped his arm around Blue Ivy on the jumbotron and pulled her in for a kiss on the cheek. Embarrassed by her dad, the preteen rolled her eyes and subtly attempted to pull away as JAY-Z smiled for the camera. Though Blue Ivy does try to call her dad out when he’s making her feel awkward, JAY-Z told King he’s learned to make a case for himself: “I’m cool. I don’t know what you saying. At your house, your parents is cool.”
Since their NBA outing, Blue Ivy has been busy guest starring as a backup dancer on her mom’s “Renaissance” Tour. While performing in Dubai in January, the mother-daughter duo performed “Brown Skin Girl” together. Blue Ivy also broke out some impressive choreography before sharing a sweet embrace with her mom on stage.
Though Blue Ivy might say otherwise, it seems like having JAY-Z and Beyoncé as parents is pretty cool after all.