Jay-Z and Beyoncé refuse to be stage parents — even if their oldest child already has a Grammy Award under her belt. In March, the couple’s daughter, 9-year-old Blue Ivy, became the second-youngest person in musical history to win the prestigious award after she sang on Queen B’s song “Brown Skin Girl,” which took home the top prize for Best Music Video.
Despite his girl’s early success, Jay-Z, who also shares 3-year-old twins Rumi and Sir with 39-year-old Beyoncé, insisted in a new interview that music isn’t what makes their family’s world go round. “Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know? Not ‘Here’s this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I’m creating for you,’” the rapper, 51, told The Sunday Times.
“What if my child doesn’t want to be in music or sports?” he asked. “I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible.”
For the superstar parents, Jay-Z said, their ultimate goal is to “just make sure we provide a loving environment, be very attentive to who they want to be.”
He added: “It’s easy for us, as human beings, to want our children to do certain things, but we have no idea. We’re just guides.”