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Jay-Z opens up about his and Beyoncé’s parenting skills

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Jay-Z normally is not one to talk about his private life but, in a new interview, the proud dad divulged some precious secrets about how he and wife Beyoncé are raising their three children.

Speaking to The Sunday Times recently, the 51-year-old Grammy winner opened up about what it was like to parent his nine-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and three-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.

Touching upon the pressure his little ones may face because of their parents’ superstar status, the mogul expressed, “Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know? … Not ‘Here’s this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I’m creating for you.'”

Blue Ivy appears to be following in her parents’ footsteps, as she has already certified herself as the youngest Grammy winner in history thanks to the 2020 hit “Brown Skin Girl,” of which she sang alongside her mom, SAINt JHN and WizKid.

However, if Blue, Rumi or Sir choose to pursue another career when they get older, Jay-Z says he’ll be nothing but supportive.

“What if my child doesn’t want to be in music or sports? I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible,” he noted.

“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,” he continued, noting that he and Beyonce are making “sure we provide a loving environment, be very attentive to who they want to be.”

As for how he and Bey navigated last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, he says he used the time to “sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together.”

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