If her music choice is any indication, Blue Ivy may be on her way to becoming a Daddy’s Girl.
The larger-than-life rapper told recently told Vanity Fair magazine that Blue likes her mom’s music, but she likes his stuff even more.
“She watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night, but my album came out…so we played it, and she loves all the songs,” Jay said. “She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, daddy, more . . . daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan,” he said.
The proud dad said the new album may be the first time his daughter ever heard his music, since he normally doesn’t play his own stuff around the house. However, Blue Ivy gets what Blue Ivy wants and Jay admitted that he couldn’t be happier about his daughter’s taste in music.
“If no one bought the Magna Carta, the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy,” he said. “That’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, daddy.’ She’s genuine. She’s honest because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”
As with most parents, Jay would likely be happy if his daughter’s childhood is better than his own and that she’ll never have to experience some of the hardships he faced.
“We were living in a tough situation, but my mother managed; she juggled. Sometimes we’d pay the light bill; sometimes we paid the phone; sometimes the gas went off. We weren’t starving—we were eating. We were okay, but it was things like you didn’t want to be embarrassed when you went to school. You didn’t want to have dirty sneakers or wear the same clothes over again,” he said.
Though he’s provided more financial stability for his child, Jay said money isn’t the reason he does what he does.
“I don’t sit around with my friends and talk about money, ever,” he explained. “I’m not motivated by that.”
Check out more of Jay’s interview here.