“I know how hard [Beyoncé] works. For me, it’s her best tour. It’s hard to compare them because they all have their different things of genius, but this felt the most complete,” he said of the Renaissance tour.
Jay-Z pointed to the celebration of family lineage on the tour and how Bey honors her Uncle Jonny and also includes Blue Ivy during the “My Power” portion of the show.
“It makes me super proud, and I still get goosebumps seeing her walk onstage. It’s because Blue was born into a life she didn’t [choose],” Jay-Z said. “Since she was born, she’s been in scrutiny and in the public eye and everybody having an opinion. Even [as a] little girl and how she keeps her hair.”
“So for her to be on that stage and reclaim her power, and the song is called ‘My Power,’ you can’t write a better story,” he added. “And then watching her grow in it. She came out in front of 80,000 people.”
Jay-Z explained that Blue spent a lot of time with Beyoncé’s dancers to get ready to join Bey onstage.
“I know how nervous she was and how frightened she was. She wanted to do it. She wanted to do it the first night,” Jay-Z explained.
Blue Ivy joined Beyoncé during multiple shows of the Renaissance tour since the singer’s stop in Paris back in May. “My beautiful first born,” the “Break My Soul” singer captioned in a series of photos of Blue Ivy performing in France. “I’m so proud and thankful to be your mama. You bring us so much joy, my sweet angel.”
While Beyoncé wrapped her world tour several weeks ago, she’s set to premiere Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé in early December.
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé will delve into the creation and execution of Beyoncé’s 86-date tour, which began in Stockholm, Sweden, earlier this year. “It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft,” a film synopsis reads. “Received with extraordinary acclaim, Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR created a sanctuary for freedom, and shared joy, for more than 2.7 million fans.”