Although she listens to the songs that Queen Bey puts out, Blue Ivy prefers to hear Jay-Z’s rap over Beyonce’s rhythm and blues. Well, at least that’s what Beyonce says. Jay-Z, on the other hand, has a different opinion about his daughter’s taste in music.


“She does like her mother’s music,” says Jay. “She watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.'”

The rapper continues, “She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”

While many expected the rapper and his wife to create a clothing line after having their daughter’s name trademarked shortly after her birth in January of last year, Jay-Z tells media that the trademark is for protection purposes only. “People wanted to make products based on our child’s name,” explains the star. “You don’t want anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name. It wasn’t for us to do anything; as you see, we haven’t done anything.”

So what about those rumors of Beyonce’s pregnancy being fake? “I don’t even know how to answer that. It’s just so stupid. You know, I felt dismissive about it, but you’ve got to feel for her. I mean, we’ve got a really charmed life, so how can we complain? But when you think about it, we’re still human beings. . . . And even in hip-hop, all the blogs—they had a field day with it. I’m like, We come from you guys, we represent you guys. Why are you perpetuating this? Why are you adding fuel to this ridiculous rumor?”

Catch Jay-Z’s full discussion on his family and career in November’s issue of Vanity Fair. Blue is Jay-Z and Beyonce’s first child together.

Photo: Beyonce Tumblr



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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