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Jay-Z claims Blue Ivy asks him for fashion advice

Renowned rapper admits his eldest daughter didn’t used to believe he was a ‘cool’ dad

Kaleigh Werner
New York
Thursday 26 October 2023 20:25 BST
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Jay-Z is more than just a father – he’s a style advisor too.

The famed 53-year-old may not have gotten one of his daughter’s stamps of approval for his fashion sense in the past, but he has it now. In conversation with Gayle King on CBS Mornings, Jay-Z opened up about how Blue Ivy, 11, has warmed up to the idea of him being the “cool” dad.

“She used to be frontin’ on me a little bit,” Jay-Z admitted. “But [now] I catch her. I catch her in the corner, you know? Now she asks me, you know, if this is cool, if her sneakers [are cool].”

King, 68, inquired further about whether Blue Ivy actually goes to her father for advice on what to wear. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” the “Empire State of Mind” vocalist proclaimed.

But while Blue Ivy’s perception of Jay-Z may be on the mend, he explained how she used to be a bit overly embarrassed of him and he’d then have to explain that he really was hip.

“There was a time where she was like, ‘Daaaaad’,’” he quipped. To this, he’d normally answer: “I’m cool. I don’t know what you sayin‘. I’m cool! You got cool parents! At your house, your parents [are] cool.”

Like mother like daughter, Blue Ivy’s interest in style isn’t surprising considering both her mom and dad’s position in the fashion world. In the past few months, the “Lemonade” creator donned bold designer each night of her Renaissance tour, from custom Versace to Alexander McQueen.

David Koma reflected on what it was like to dress the sought-after music legend for her world tour when speaking to Harper’s Bazaar.

“For us, the designers, it is not just an amazing exposure but a wonderful cultural moment to be a part of,” the creative said. “A global tour like this is an incredible, culture-defining event.”

“Having seen some of the videos from this tour – you just know it’s a once-in-a-lifetime magical performance that every attendee will remember forever,” he continued. “Considering the creativity that goes into putting on a show like that, it makes sense to work with designers for special couture and custom looks.”

Beyoncé’s 57-concert run was special for a myriad of reasons, but being able to share the stage with her eldest daughter was the icing on the cake. Blue Ivy danced alongside her mom to songs like “My Power” and “Black Parade” for multiple concerts along the way.

After the young prodigy’s first appearance in Paris, Beyoncé took to her Instagram to express how meaningful the experience was to have her daughter perform with her.

“My beautiful first born. I’m so proud and thankful to be your mama. You bring us so much joy, my sweet angel,” she wrote next to a slide deck of images from the show.

Blue Ivy is one of three children Jay-Z and Beyonce share. The two welcomed twins Rumi and Sir in June of 2017. The “Single Ladies” singer and “Part II” artist tied the knot 15 years ago in front of an intimate group of close friends and family.

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