Jay-Z and Beyoncé are two of probably the most iconic names within the music trade. So, it’s solely becoming that once they had their first little one collectively, they might give her an iconic identify of her personal. Followers of the rapper and singer know the identify Blue Ivy Carter nearly in addition to her well-known mother and father, however Jay, 53, revealed that he and Bey, 42, nearly gave Blue, 11, a really totally different identify, in his CBS Mornings interview, launched on Friday, October 27.
Whereas it’s arduous to think about Blue with a reputation apart from hers, Jay revealed that they have been initially going to call her after his hometown. “Her identify was meant to be Brooklyn,” he instructed Gayle King, earlier than explaining how they modified to Blue.
Jay stated that whereas Beyonce was pregnant with Blue, that they had a cute nickname for her once they seemed on the ultrasounds. “Once we received the little sonograms, tremendous small. We have been calling her ‘blueberry.’ Like, ‘Have a look at the little blueberry.’ It was like a nickname,” he stated. “It simply was pure. We simply took the ‘berry’ off and simply known as her Blue.”
Earlier within the interview, Jay talked about being “tremendous proud” of Blue as she carried out alongside her mother on the Renaissance tour over the summer season. “I nonetheless get goosebumps seeing her step onto this stage,” he stated. “She labored each day and [I] watched her work arduous.”
He additionally defined that it was additional particular seeing Blue command the stage, as a result of she was born into a lifetime of fame, regardless that she “didn’t ask for” it. “Since she was born, she’s been in like scrutiny and [the] public eye and everybody having an opinion,” he stated. “For her to be on that stage and reclaim her energy and the track is known as ‘My Energy,’ you’ll be able to’t write a greater script.”
The interview spanned the course of Jay’s profession and accomplishments, however he had loads of cute moments speaking about his daughter. In one other second, Gayle requested if his children thought he was cool, and he stated that Blue now comes with him to ask his opinion on her outfits. “She was once frontin’ on me somewhat bit,” he joked. “Now she asks me, if that is cool, if her sneakers or no matter she’s sporting.”