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Jay-Z talks peoples opinions on daughter Blue Ivy and his initial worries for firstborn's stage debut

The pre-teen joined her mom Beyoncé during her Renaissance World Tour this summer

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Hanna Fillingham
Hanna FillinghamUS Managing Editor
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Blue Ivy Carter is just 11-years-old, but from the moment she was born she's been in the public eye thanks to her famous parents. 

The pre-teen has now become a star in her own right thanks to her impressive dancing during her mom Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour this summer, and her dad Jay-Z couldn't be prouder. 

The award-winning musician spoke to Gayle King on CBS Mornings last week, where he admitted he had "goosebumps" through watching his "nervous" and "frightened" daughter face the crowds.

VIDEO: Jay-Z reveals what Blue Ivy Carter thinks of his opinion

 "I know her, I know how nervous she was, I know how frightened she was [ahead of the first show]" he revealed. 

On Blue's unique life - where everyone knows who she is thanks to her famous mom and dad - Jay-Z said: "Blue's been born into this world that she didn't ask. 

She's been born into a life she didn't ask for. So since she was born she's been in, like, scrutiny and public eye, and everyone having an opinion." 

blue ivy jay z© Photo: Getty Images
Jay-Z opened up about Blue Ivy's life and debut on stage

He said of Blue's decision to perform on stage: "She wanted to do it. She wanted to do it the first night, and we was like, 'OK, if this is something you wanna do, you can't just go out there. 

"You gotta go work with the dancers, and go work. And she worked every day and watched her work hard." 

Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy on stage© Kevin Mazur
Jay-Z watched with "goosebumps" as his daughter performed to the crowds

Blue has an incredibly close bond with her parents, who have managed to keep a lot of her private life out of the spotlight, despite their enormous fame. 

Jay gave Gayle a sweet insight into his father-daughter bond with his firstborn during the two-part interview, telling her that the pre-teen hasn't always been convinced that her parents are cool. 

Beyonce's Blue Ivy dresses© Instagram/Beyonce
Beyonce' with her mini-me daughter

"Blue, she's been fronting on me a little bit... but I catch her in the corner. You know now she asks me if I think this is cool, like my opinion on the sneakers she's wearing. She's come back. There was a time where she was like 'Dad!' I was like 'I'm cool! I don't know what you're saying. At your house, your parents are cool!" 

Along with Blue, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are also parents to six-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir. 

As well as her parents, Blue's grandmother Tina Knowles, has also been one of her biggest cheerleaders during her stage debut. The 69-year-old opened up about the 11-year-old's rising fame and talents during a star-studded gala held in New York City on Monday October 23. 

Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy Carter backstage during the "Renaissance World Tour"© Instagram/Beyoncé
Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy Carter backstage during the "Renaissance World Tour"

Tina was talking to Page Six at The Angel Ball, telling the publication, "Blue tells me all the time, 'Grandma, you should come up there…' And I'm like. 'When am I going to find time to practice?' Because, you know, us old folks got to practice a lot longer than them. She learned it in like a week." 

Tina previously praised Blue while chatting to People back in July, where she also touched upon the fact that her young granddaughter was able to dance effortlessly on stage in heels. 

Beyonce with Blue Ivy and Jay-Z© Theo Wargo
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's oldest daughter Blue has grown up in the spotlight

"Well, this is a heels family. You're trained early to walk in heels," she told the outlet. "But yeah, she's having the time of her life, and I couldn't be more proud of her because she really worked hard." 

She added: "She is 11 years old, and she had one week to prepare, and she's just getting better and better. So I'm the proud grandma, always." When asked whether her granddaughter's confidence had seen a boost since joining the tour, she joked: "Oh, to the sky, to the sky. Yes."

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