Jay-Z has shared the reason why he and Beyoncé named their daughter Blue Ivy.
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It was previously rumoured that the rapper had named his daughter after his acclaimed ‘Blueprint‘ albums. However, in a new interview with Gayle King, the Brooklyn rapper revealed a very different reason. At around 17 minutes 50 seconds, King asks Jay-Z why he named his daughter Blue Ivy.
In response, Jay-Z said: “Her name was meant to be Brooklyn. That was the name we had in theory, but when we got the sonogram, it was super small and we was calling her blueberry. Like, ‘Look at the little blueberry!’ It was a nickname.
“For nine months, we were like, ‘Look at the little blueberry,’ so it was natural. We just took the ‘berry’ off and called her Blue.”
Jay-Z has made several media appearances since he returned to Instagram after a two-year hiatus to promote his upcoming film, The Book of Clarence. The film, out for release on January 12, 2024, will reportedly feature LaKeith Stanfield, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Teyana Taylor, and more.
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