Mathew Knowles is absolutely captured by his 6-year-old granddaughter Blue Ivy. So much that he believes that she’ll be a star just like her mom Beyoncé and dad Jay-Z.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Knowles gushed all about his granddaughter saying, “Blue Ivy is a star. She is just a star. She reminds me a lot of Beyoncé and Solange when they were that age.”
If Blue Ivy wanted to become a singer/rapper like her aunt and parents, Knowles also known as Papa G to his grandchildren would be all for it as long as it’s what she wants.
“I would support anything and everything. I only have one criteria: Is that your passion? Is that the thing that excites you when you go to bed at night and you can’t wait until the next day,” expressed Knowles. “If it is your passion, then you have a huge chance of being successful. It can’t be what I want or what your mother and father want. It needs to be what you want to do. So if that was [her] passion, absolutely, I would be all for it.”
From a young age, Knowles said his daughters knew their passion and what they wanted to do. Both he and Tina Knowles helped push the girls in the directions of their passions.
“I think the parenting of Tina and myself combined allowed our kids to really find their passion at an early age. Then, we surrounded them with the tools that they needed, likewise to a number of parents,” explained Knowles. “That’s what parenting is all about. At a very young age, they knew that they wanted to be in the music industry and to perform. That’s what they’ve done, starting at 4, 5 years old.”
He’s still crazy about their careers and knows that his daughters will continue to grow in their music. “I would think Beyoncé will be the greatest female artist of all time,” said Knowles. “Solange will be one of the greatest entertainers of all time.”