Tina Knowles dropped some serious wisdom that she’s shared her granddaughter Blue Ivy and told EXCLUSIVELY HollywoodLife! See what powerful advice Beyonce’s mom gave at the ‘Variety’ Power of Women: New York luncheon on April 21!
Tina Knowles revealed the super powerful advice she gave to Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy, 5. “Absolutely I tell them all the time to whom much is given, much is required,” she EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com. She chatted with us at the annual Variety Power of Women: New York luncheon on April 21 at Cipriani Midtown in NYC.
Tina also explained why arts programs are so important after President Trump threatened to cut all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. “Oh my goodness it’s so [important],” she told us. She said it’s such a shame that “all the programs in schools and the kids don’t have the programs.” Tina even credited her children’s success to arts programs at local community centers she brought them to when they were young. “My kids went to a community center and they got to express themselves,” she said. “Look what came out of that so you never know when you have the next you know, person or the next president whatever coming out in places.” She praised arts programs for sparking young people’s inspiration. “It’s important to have music in New York as well because they feed all your creativity.”
But Tina isn’t the only strong woman fighting to preserve an essential organization for future female generations. Jessica Chastain, 40, who also attended the star-studded event, was hailed for her work for Planned Parenthood and spoke to us EXCLUSIVELY on her work to save the group from defunding. She explained to HollywoodLife.com that the organization was “the reason” she has the career she has today. “I’m the first woman to go to college in my family,” she shared, “and I’m the first one to not have a baby when I was a teenager and it’s because of Planned Parenthood. It’s where I got my sex education. It’s where I got birth control pills.”
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