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Jay-Z talks Blue Ivy's 'frightened' reaction to performing with mom Beyoncé - and his response

The award-winning rapper and mogul shares Blue and twins Rumi and Sir with Queen Bey

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Jay-Z gave fascinating insight into what kind of father he is during his recent interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings, and it's safe to say he's a pretty doting one!

The award-winning rapper, 53, was speaking about his oldest daughter, Blue Ivy — who, at 11, became a preococious breakout star with impressive dance moves performing during mom Beyoncé's recent Renaissance World Tour.

However, the Grammy winner admitted that his firstborn was quite "nervous" and "frightened" ahead of the first show, and that as a result, he watched with "goosebumps" as she got up on stage. 

VIDEO: Jay-Z opens up about daughter Blue Ivy in rare interview

Jay Z (real name: Shawn Carter) said: "You know she came out to 880,000 people, she's 11, so she's nervous. I know her, so I know how nervous she was, you know, I know how frightened she was. But she wanted to do it. 

"She wanted to do it the first night, and we were like, okay, if this is something you want to do, you can't just go out there. You've got to work with the dancers. And I watched her work hard. She had a little ice pack thing on her back some days."

Blue Ivy and Jay-Z© Thearon W. Henderson
Jay-Z admitted Blue Ivy was frightened about performing to such a large crowd at her mom Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour

Jay had the sweetest reaction to watching Blue on stage, and seeing her confidence grow each night as well.

"What makes me super proud and I still get goosebumps watching her on stage, because Blue's been born into this world and life she didn't ask for," he gushed. 

Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy on stage© Kevin Mazur
Blue Ivy had nothing to worry about - as she impressed the crowds during her mom's tour

"So she was born into scrutiny and public eye and with everyone having an opinion, even on how she keeps her hair. "So for her, to be on that stage and reclaim her power, and that song is called My Power... you can't write a better script." 

Jay was in the audience most nights during the Renaissance Tour, joined by the couple's youngest daughter Rumi, six, who even held up a handmade banner saying 'Go Blue!' during one of her older sister's earlier performances in Paris.

Another proud family member watching in the audience most nights was Tina Knowles, Beyoncé's mom and Blue's grandmother.

Beyonce and Blue Ivy© Instagram
Beyonce and Blue Ivy backstage during the Renaissance Tour

Tina regularly shared footage of her granddaughter performing on her Instagram account with encouraging words and proud tributes.

She also revealed last week that her granddaughter is persuading her to join her on stage during the next tour! 

Kim Kardashian shared the moment of Blue Ivy on stage© Instagram
Blue Ivy had the time of her life on stage

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.

Tina was talking to Page Six at The Angel Ball, telling the outlet, "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."

Beyonce with Blue Ivy and Jay-Z© Theo Wargo
Blue has grown up in the spotlight with her famous parents

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. 

"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."

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