Jay-Z and Beyonce Give Hov’s Grandmother Engraved Bench in Brooklyn
Over the holiday weekend (Dec. 24), Jay-Z, his mother Gloria, Beyoncé and their three children -- Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir -- were spotted taking Hov's 93-year-old grandmother Hattie White to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. While at the park, Jay and Bey surprised her with her own custom-made bench.
According to a now-deleted post on Jay-Z's go-to fan account AintNoJigga, the inscription on the bench says: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. With love and admiration to our root, Hattie White.”
White has played an integral role in The Carters' lives for quite some time now. During her 90th birthday party back in 2015, Hov's grandmother delivered a speech that ended up being used on Bey's Lemonade track “Freedom” and also helped the title for Bey's last solo album.
Recently, Jay-Z recently dropped a bar about her in his highly publicized verse on Meek Mill's "What's Free." "To this day, Grandma 'fraid what I might say," Hov raps. "They gon' have to kill me, Grandmama, I'm not they slave/Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, check out the bizarre/Rappin' style used by me, the H-O-V."
Check out photos of The Carter's family outing to the Prospect Park below.
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