Watch Jay-Z Reveal The Inspiration Behind Daughter Blue Ivy's Name
Jay-Z has debunked a long fan theory about the origin of his daughter, Blue Ivy's name.
While most fans of the rapper and his wife Beyoncé have long held the belief that their daughter's name was derived from Jay-Z's 2001 album, The Blueprint, in an interview with Gayle King for CBS Mornings, he spilled the beans.
“Her name was meant to be Brooklyn," Hov tells King. "That was the name we had in theory, but when we got the sonogram, it was super small and we was calling her Blueberry. Like, ‘Look at the little Blueberry!’ It was a nickname. For nine months, we were like, ‘Look at the little Blueberry,’ so it was natural. We just took the ‘berry’ off and called her Blue.”
At the age of 11, Blue Ivy has become a star of her own, joining her mom's groundbreaking RENAISSANCE World Tour as a dancer. Jay-Z says seeing her up on stage made him "super proud" to be her dad.
“I still get goosebumps seeing her walk on stage ’cause Blue’s been born into a life she didn’t ask for," he adds. "Since she was born, she’s been in scrutiny, in public eye and having an opinion of even a little girl how she keeps her hair, so for her to be on that stage to reclaim her power and the song is called ‘My Power,’ you can’t write a better script.”
Watch the interview below.
JAY-Z is a rapper, a businessman — and most importantly, a family man with a big heart.— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) October 27, 2023
During a tour of the “Book of HOV’ exhibit at @BKLYNlibrary, he told @GayleKing how his daughter Blue Ivy got her name and which part of the showcase brought tears to his grandma’s eyes. pic.twitter.com/TLtLxqmfiy
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