In a rare interview with The Sunday Times, Jay-Z opened up about how he and Beyoncé raise their kids together. The couple share three children: nine-year-old Blue Ivy and three-year-old twins Sir and Rumi Carter.
‘Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know?’ the rapper said. ‘Not ‘Here’s this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I’m creating for you.’
Jay-Z added that he doesn’t want his kids to feel pressured into following their parents’ careers in the music or entertainment industries. ‘What if my child doesn’t want to be in music or sports?’ he said. ‘I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible.’
He continued, ‘[The goal is to] just make sure we provide a loving environment, be very attentive to who they want to be. It’s easy for us, as human beings, to want our children to do certain things, but we have no idea. We’re just guides.’