Blue Ivy Carter, the pint-size cultural icon who has never seen a ceiling her whole life, took center stage this summer when she joined her famous mom, Beyoncé, on her record-breaking Renaissance World Tour — and dad Jay-Z couldn't be more proud.
In a sit-down with CBS Mornings' Gayle King, the "99 Problems" rapper said he got goosebumps every night that his daughter, 11, took the stage as a dancer, adding that she fully committed to the work. "She wanted to do it the first night, and we was like, 'Okay, if this is something you wanna do, you can't just go out there. You gotta go work with the dancers,'" Jay recalled. "And she worked every day."
Blue Ivy made her Renaissance tour debut during the May 26 show in Paris and quickly became a tour staple, dancing alongside her mom during the "My Power" and "Black Parade" medley, from Beyoncé's Lion King companion album The Gift. The young Carter is also featured on the album's "Brown Skin Girl," a collaboration that made her the second-youngest artist to win a Grammy back in 2021.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Blue Ivy Carter performs during Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' World Tour
Jay-Z called the tour a defining moment for his daughter. "[Blue Ivy's] been born into a life she didn't ask for," he said. "Since she was born she's been in, like, scrutiny, and public eye, and everyone having an opinion of a little girl, how she keeps her hair. For her to be on that stage and reclaim her power, and the song is called 'My Power,' you can't write a better script."
The rapper also hailed the tour as his wife's best yet — even though "it's hard to really compare them because they all have their different things of, like, genius," he said. "But this one to me felt like the most complete."
The Renaissance tour isn't the first time Blue Ivy has collaborated with her parents. At the age of 5, she famously appeared on Jay-Z's 2017 album 4:44, on the bonus track "Blue's Freestyle/We Family," which featured the young rapper spitting the following bars: "Everything everything this my only single thing/Everything I have is my asset/And it's in how I say, then innocent if I say/I never hear that, I just ended how I say/Never seen a ceiling in my whole life."
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are also parents to 6-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.