During the Grammy Awards, JAY-Z, the iconic artist behind “Empire State of Mind,” was honored with the 2nd annual Dr. Dre Global Impact Award. The prestigious award recognized JAY-Z’s enduring legacy and significant contributions to the music industry. Accepting the award, JAY-Z was accompanied by his 12-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who joined him on stage to celebrate the momentous occasion.
Expressing his gratitude, JAY-Z humorously remarked, “Thank you very much. I used to say it was a sippy cup for Blue, but Blue’s grown up now; she doesn’t take sippy cups. And she has her own Grammys.” The proud father acknowledged Blue Ivy’s recent win for the best music video category, earned for her role in Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl” video.
While JAY-Z was in the spotlight receiving the award, Beyoncé, his wife, was seen cheering him on from the audience. However, their six-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir, were not visible at the awards show.
JAY-Z, 54, has had a prolific career, starting with the release of his first album, “Reasonable Doubt,” in 1996. Over the years, he has delivered numerous hits, including albums like “The Blueprint,” “American Gangster,” “4:44,” and the latest release, “HOV DID.” Beyond music, JAY-Z has been vocal about his commitment to giving back to society, a sentiment echoed by the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, which recognizes artists who use their platform for philanthropy and positive impact beyond their musical contributions.
This isn’t the first time Blue Ivy has graced the stage or been involved in her parents’ public lives. She has previously joined her mother, Beyoncé, on stage during her Renaissance Tour. Additionally, she has been part of family celebrations, such as helping blow out birthday candles during Beyoncé’s birthday.
The viral moment of JAY-Z and Blue Ivy at the Super Bowl earlier this year showcased their close father-daughter relationship. JAY-Z has emphasized the importance of allowing his children to choose their paths rather than pushing them into the entertainment industry. In a 2021 interview, he stated, “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.’ 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.”