Tina Knowles-Lawson writes ‘love letter’ to son-in-law Jay-Z


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 25: Jay-Z attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Jay-Z, seen right here at Roc Nation’s the Brunch in January 2020, is successful reward from Beyoncé’s mother. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Beyoncé‘s mom has written a “love letter” to her son-in-law, Jay-Z.

On the identical day information broke that Moet Hennessy will purchase a 50 % stake within the rapper/enterprise mogul’s Champagne model, Armand de Brignac, Tina Knowles-Lawson posted a tribute to him for being a “bad ass brother,” paving the best way for different Black entrepreneurs in addition to championing Black artists, together with not too long ago on the Super Bowl by means of his leisure partnership with the NFL.

“This is a love letter to my son-in-law Shawn Carter,” Knowles-Lawson started her Instagram put up.

Knowles-Lawson, additionally mother to Solange, mentioned she was “inspired to write this” as a result of on the Super Bowl earlier this month “we witnessed the national anthem, ‘America the Beautiful’ and the halftime entertainment all being super talented black people!!!,” referring to Jazmine Sullivan (who carried out with Eric Church), H.E.R. and the Weeknd, who all slayed their performances, she mentioned, “making Black excellence shine and us all proud.”

“Mama Tina” mentioned she remembered the criticism that hip-hop’s first billionaire confronted when his Roc Nation-NFL deal was introduced in 2019. (The deal permits Jay-Z to “advise on selecting artists for major NFL performances like the Super Bowl” in addition to work with the league on a social justice part, but it surely got here amid Colin Kaepernick being basically blackballed by group house owners for peacefully protesting racism and NBA star LeBron James calling out what he referred to as the NFL’s “slave mentality.”)

“I could not help but remember when J took on being in charge of the entertainment at the Super Bowl, and saying that things would never change unless we had someone on the inside that could make decisions. Someone at the top,” she wrote. “I read all the horrible things people said calling him a sellout and hating on him big time. But he kept it moving because every person who has affected change has been criticized and dogged by their peers.”

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Beyonce and Tina Knowles attend the after party following Jay-Z's concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit The United Way Of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation at the 40 / 40 Club on February 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Beyoncé and Tina Knowles attend the after-party following Jay-Z’s live performance at Carnegie Hall to profit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation on the 40/40 Club on February 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Knowles-Lawson praised her son-in-law for not being bullied into backing out of the NFL deal.

“One thing that I’ve noticed about Jay is that he doesn’t let what people say bully him into not doing the things that he knows are right,” she wrote. “But after the last Super Bowl I did not read one comment by one person that said that they were pleased that he didn’t listen to the noise and he kept it moving and that he was able to get three talented black people to dominate this years Super Bowl. Why is that?”

She additionally mentioned it “took a lot of guts and a lot of his money, blood, sweat, and tears to start Tidal,” the streaming service he additionally confronted numerous criticism over — and is reportedly in talks to promote.

“I really try to support every Black business but so many would rather support [rival] Apple,” Knowles-Lawson wrote. “One day I claim that we will stop being crabs in a barrel. We will support each other. There is room for everyone.”

That introduced her to Jay-Z’s large deal promoting 50 % of Armand de Brignac. (Financial phrases of the deal that was introduced Monday weren’t disclosed, however Jay-Z rapped in Meek Mill’s 2018 track “What’s Free” that Ace of Spades, the acquainted identify of the Champagne line, is value “half a B,” suggesting {that a} 50 % stake could be $250 million.)

“You are a bad ass brother and I hope that you continue to pave the way for others like you have in the past,” she wrote. “And I have seen such extreme kindness and generosity so many times that people don’t even know anything about! You are a true man who has admitted publicly when you’ve made mistakes in a very brave and classy way! You have in turn influenced the culture of young Black men. You are a bad ass brother. I love you so much!!”

Knowles-Lawson has lengthy had the rap mogul in her life. Her elder daughter began relationship him in 2001. The couple married in 2008 and are mother and father to 3 youngsters, Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir.

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