Watch: Tina Knowles-Lawson on Teaming with Breonna Taylor’s Mom, Blue Ivy’s First BET Award, & More

Published: Friday 3rd Jul 2020 by Rashad

Being a savage isn’t the only thing Beyoncé got from Tina, her multi-talented mother.

The 66-year-old businesswoman – who also lists “philanthropist” and “social activist” among her many titles – is seeing the two arenas combine in her efforts to raise awareness about voter suppression (in light of the forthcoming U.S. presidential election), the global health crisis’ disproportionate impact on communities of color, and police brutality.

The latter cause is of particular interest as Knowles-Lawson has teamed with the mothers of Breonna Taylor and Trayvon Martin to fight for changes in how police are trained to interact with communities of color.

Look inside to hear her dish on these topics and more:


In the recent interview with ExtraTV, Knowles-Lawson also beamed about her granddaughter, Blue Ivy, as she won her first BET Award at the show’s 2020 ceremony.

Nabbing the 2020 BET HER trophy for playing assistant on her Pop icon mom’s inspirational cut “Brown Skin Girl” (also featuring Saint Jhn and Wizkid), Blue – at just 8-years-old – made history for becoming the youngest winner in BET Awards history.

Speaking with Extra correspondent Rachel Lindsay, Knowles-Lawson said:

“She is so super-talented. I’m not just saying that because that’s my grandchild because [a career in entertainment] is not necessarily my first choice for her, but i tell Beyonce and Jay-Z they can’t hold her back. [Blue Ivy] is a little superstar already. Look at those genes!”

 

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