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"I remember Beyonce saying: 'If I could just get a gold record, I would be so happy'. And look at her now," said Beyonce's mum at the opening of her new movie Cadillac Records
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Husband Jay-Z was also at his wife's big night
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My girl's a hard worker says Beyonce's proud mum Tina

2 DECEMBER 2008
Two of Beyonce's biggest supporters - mum Tina Knowles and her husband of eight months, rap mogul Jay-Z – were there to celebrate her triumph at Monday's Cadillac Records premiere. The evening in New York marked a proud achievement for the bootylicious entertainer.

In a first for the multi-tasking 27-year-old she was the executive producer on the movie about soul legend Etta James, assembling a top-notch cast in the process, among them Oscar winner Adrien Brody and rapper Mos Def.

Asked about the best bit of filming The Pianist actor exclaimed cheekily: "Getting to kiss the boss!".

Beyonce prepared meticulously for her role in the film as the troubled diva, piling on the pounds and visiting a drug rehab facility – an effort which earned her mother's praise.

"I'm proud of her because she works so hard and steps up to the challenge," says Tina. "I remember Beyonce saying: 'If I could just get a gold record, I would be so happy'. And look at her now. She's got ten Grammys and all of these things, so she's really been blessed."


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