I told her no! – Beyonce on refusing her daughter Blue to perform
As fans know very well by now, Blue Ivy Carter, American superstar Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s eldest of three, took the stage alongside her mother for several of her ‘Renaissance’ shows.
In Beyonce’s newest documentary, ‘Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé’ Bey shares that at first she was skeptical about letting Blue perform. “She told me she was ready to perform, and I told her no,” Beyonce told the New York Times.
The mother and daughter eventually negotiated a one-off appearance, and Bey revealed she was horrified when her daughter read social media comments criticizing her as she was still getting the hang of her choreography, but it only fueled Blue. Instead of quitting, Blue was determined to keep training for future performances.
When Blue first started joining her mother onstage, Bey also shared how proud she was of her eldest girl. “My beautiful firstborn 🙏🏾 I’m so proud and thankful to be your mama. You bring us so much joy, my sweet angel,” she wrote in a May 29 post.
Blue’s grandmother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, told People of Blue back in July, “She’s having the time of her life, and I couldn’t be more proud of her because she really worked hard.” She added, “She is 11 years old, and she had one week to prepare, and she’s just getting better and better. So I’m the proud grandma, always.”
Near the end of her new concert documentary, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” Beyoncé states that she’s tired of being a “serial people-pleaser.” Since she was a child, she says, she has been striving for stardom, but now that she’s on top of the world and two years into her revelatory 40s, it’s time to recalibrate.
“I have nothing to prove to anyone at this point,” she says.
Beyoncé is an American singer-songwriter and actress who achieved fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B group Destiny’s Child and then launched a hugely successful solo career. She won a record-setting 32 Grammy Awards.
She has been recognized for her boundary-pushing artistry, vocals, and performances. Named one of the greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone, her contributions to music and visual media and her concert performances have led her to become a prominent cultural icon of the 21st century.