Timeless Gift: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Dedicate Prospect Park Bench To His 93-Year-Old Grandmother

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It might be robust when making an attempt to determine what to reward the matriarch of your loved ones, trigger they often have all of it. When it involves discovering the right reward for his 93-year-old grandmother Hattie White, discovered that reward within the type a monument that may stand the check of time.

Hov, Beyoncé, their three kids, his mom Gloria Carter and her mother have been in Prospect Park on Christmas Eve to see and take pictures with the engraved bench the rapper gifted to his grandmother. As reported by the Jay-Z Instagram fan account @aintnojigga in a now deleted put up the engraving states:

“Someone is sitting within the shade right now as a result of somebody planted a tree a very long time in the past. With love and admiration to our root, Hattie White.” 

It’s no secret how influential Hattie has been on their lives and within the couple’s music. Jay-Z references his grandmother in his distinctive verse on observe “What’s Free,” and Beyoncé’s album Lemonade was reportedly impressed by Hattie’s speech from her 90th birthday celebration in 2015 when she said:

“I had my ups and downs, however I at all times discover the internal power to drag myself up. I used to be served lemons, however I made lemonade.”

If that sounds acquainted to you, it was additionally featured on the finish of the track “Freedom” which is narrated by White herself. This was undoubtedly a incredible tribute from Hov and Bey certainly to the Brooklyn native.

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