Jay-Z opened up about his father-daughter relationship during an interview on David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman. While talking about his less fortunate upbringing compared to daughter Blue Ivy’s, Jay revealed that he has a close and candid bond with his daughter.
“I feel grateful every day. I wake up, I look around, look at my kids, they’re healthy,” the Grammy winner, who is married to Beyoncé, said. “Me and my daughter talk. I told her to get in the car the other day cause she was asking a thousand questions and we had to leave for school. And I got in the car and I’m faced this way — I’m just painting the picture of how healthy my children are at this present time — so we’re driving and I just hear a little voice. ‘Dad.’ I turn around and she said, ‘I didn’t like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me.’ She’s 6! ‘It hurt my feelings.’ And I was like, ‘That’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever said to me.’”
The rapper, who is also dad to twins Rumi and Sir Carter, has previously spoken up about his close bond with his eldest child.
“She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta album, the fact she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest show,” he gushed to Vanity Fair in November 2013. “And that’s not a cliché. I’m really serious … She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear more.”
The internet also has mad respect for the 6-year-old.
During the 2018 Grammys in January, Blue went viral for telling her famous parents to stop clapping and to hush. As the pair clapped during Camila Cabello’s speech, Blue could be seen putting up her hand and gesturing towards each of them to stop what they were doing.