After a full year of speculation and shielded photographs, the hip-hop world finally gets a full look at Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s Blue Ivy Carter in the new Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream documentary.
In the doc, fans have an opportunity to peep a full-faced Blue Ivy Carter, noticeably donning both of her parents’ facial features.
Beyoncé has been very protective of Blue Ivy since her birth, but she is showing off her bundle of joy in her new HBO documentary Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream. The adorable one-year-old daughter of Bey and Jay-Z steals the screen as her proud mama holds her up in a still from the film. Bey, who calls Blue her “road dog,” “homey,” and “best friend,” is cautious about putting her baby in the public eye, but still wants her to have a normal childhood. “I will still be protective and make sure she has a childhood and a great time.” (Rap-Up)
The Grammy-winning R&B diva claims she put the new doc together even before entering motherhood.
Beyoncé also reveals she started on the documentary before she was pregnant but she didn’t feel the film was complete until she became a mother. “It’s out now because I feel like I finally know what to say after seeing my child’s eyes,” she says with pride. As for hubby Jay-Z’s cameos? Bey confesses the world-famous couple put their private lives out there together. “None of the footage was directed; it’s all natural moments, so I think [Jay-Z] probably meant to say he was surprised he let us put it in the movie,” she says with a laugh. “It’s inspiring to see real life and a real couple.” (E! Online)
Last year, Young Hov spoke on spoiling his daughter throughout her teeange years.
At the last minute, I remembered to ask after his family, “Oh, my family’s amazing.” And the baby? “She’s four months.” Marcy raised me, and whether right or wrong/Streets gave me all I write in the song. But what will TriBeCa give Blue? “I actually thought about that more before she was born. Once she got here I’ve been in shock until maybe last week?” Her childhood won’t be like his, and this fact he takes in his stride. “We would fight each other. My brother would beat me up,” he says, but it was all in preparation for the outside. “I was going to have to fight, I was going to have to go through some things, and they were preparing me.” He smiles: “She doesn’t have to be tough. She has to love herself, she has to know who she is, she has to be respectful, and be a moral person.” It’s a new day. (New York Times)
Around summer 2012, former Roc-A-Fella rapper Freeway talked to SOHH about Jigga embracing fatherhood.
“Jay is a good friend of mine and this is like the most happiest I’ve seen him in a minute, man,” Free told SOHH when asked for his reaction to Jigga embracing fatherhood. “He’s upbeat, good-spirited, you know what I’m saying? He’s just happy to be a father. I’ve always said he’s one of the best to do it, as far as the whole career, the whole family situation. … He’s living the American Dream right now. Much love to him.” (SOHH)
Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream is slated to premiere on HBO at 9 PM EST Saturday, February 16th.