Music mogul Jay Z and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter are reportedly largely responsible for Tina Knowles deciding to tie the knot to actor Richard Lawson this month.
According to Jay’s mother-in-law, an outing with The Carters last year sparked the idea.
“[In September] we went on a boat with Beyoncé and Jay Z for her birthday, and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, ‘Oh, ya’ll look beautiful. When are ya’ll getting married?'” Tina, 61, tells PEOPLE. “Richard said, ‘Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?’ And she said yes,” the newlywed adds. “That’s the first time we talked seriously about getting married.” (People)
The secret wedding went down earlier this month in California with Jay and Bey in attendance.
Beyonce’s 61-year-old mom is marrying 67-year-old actor Richard Lawson on Sunday evening — and the yacht is leaving out of Newport Beach, CA. Everyone is dressed in white, including Blue Ivy. Solange was also there along with other relatives. The boat holds 300, and we’re guessing they could fill it to capacity if they want. (TMZ)
Aside from the wedding, Queen Bey premiered a new song on Jay’s TIDAL streaming service a few weeks ago.
In honor of their seventh wedding anniversary, Beyoncé celebrates her love for Jay Z on a new song called “Die With You,” which debuted Saturday on Jay Z’s new streaming service TIDAL. Wearing a Michael Jackson Thriller T-shirt and braids under a backwards cap, she performs the stripped-down song while playing the piano. The tender tribute includes the touching lyrics: “I don’t have a reason to be if I can’t be with you” and “I live so I can die with you.” (Rap-Up)
Earlier this month, Jay revealed he had one-on-one conversations with each TIDAL business partner.
“I talked to everyone one on one about music and about what they would like to see in a service, and how would they like this to go. I wanted to know if they were willing to take a chance, since everyone’s names are attached and their reputations, too. And I just believe as long as we’re on the side of right, and we’re in this for the right reasons, it will work. It’s just a big opportunity for everyone — not a thing that belongs to any one person. That’s not fair, that’s not a democratic process, and that isn’t the idea behind it.” (Billboard)