Jay-Z with his daughter Blue Ivy at a concert
Inside Blue Ivy's Relationship With Her Dad Jay-Z
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Her Song
Jay-Z was smitten with Blue Ivy from the moment she came into this world, considering he released the song "Glory" about her just two days after her birth in 2012. Jay-Z rapped, "The most amazing feeling I feel, words can't describe what I'm feeling for real / Baby, I paint the sky blue. My greatest creation was you."
Swim Lessons
At 42, Jay-Z felt the need to learn how to swim once his daughter was born, wanting to ensure he would always be able to protect her. "This is a metaphor for our relationship. If she ever fell in the water and I couldn't get her, I couldn't even fathom that thought," he said.
Her Voice
Jay-Z said to David Letterman, "I told her to get in the car the other day [...] and she said, 'I didn't like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me. It hurt my feelings.'" He thought it was "the most beautiful thing" and was pleased that his daughter was comfortable enough to speak out and share her feelings.
His Support
From what Blue Ivy has accomplished, it appears she is interested in performing like her parents and is a natural. Although Jay-Z nurtures her talent, he won't push her into anything, asserting, "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."
Dad’s Music
Blue Ivy first heard her dad rap at 18 months old, and she has continued to support her dad's music as she gets older. In 2018, she was in the audience for his and Beyoncé's "On the Run II" tour, dancing and throwing up the Roc-a-Fella hand gesture, a nod to Jay-Z and the record company he founded.