It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to be the mother of one of the biggest stars on the planet, but it seems like all parents have at least a few things in common--like correcting their kids whenever they get the chance.
At Sunday night’s GRAMMY Awards, Beyoncé made history as she became the first female artist to win 28 awards. First taking the stage to accept an award alongside Megan Thee Stallion for their “Savage” Remix collaboration, Bey then took the stage alone to reminisce on her history-making achievement.
Following such a big night for the star, her mother, Tina Knowles, took to Instagram to congratulate her baby, also pointing out one mistake the singer made during her speech.
Tina wrote a long tribute post to her daughter, which she began by making one simple correction: While the Houston native said she’s been working since she was 9 years old, Tina remembers her daughter starting even earlier, at the age of 7.
“She said since ‘since she was nine years old’ Well I remember 7 years old!” she wrote under a clip of Bey’s speech.
She continued, “So much, Blood ,sweat and tears, intense training , vocal lessons , dance lessons, running and singing with your dad, every morning , missed parties and proms , hardly any playing outside. Total dedication and tremendous 100 Percent focus . So many sacrifices . I have to say you don’t have a career like this with out huge sacrifices and pure dedication.”
Knowles went on to talk about how much Beyoncé has done for others along the way, saying, “And tremendous giving back, and paying it forward at the same time. Well deserved baby !!”
“Thanks to the Grammy’s for showing that short clip of just a few of your many groundbreaking , game changing , career moves , it was amazing,” she continued. “It only touched the surface of all of the groundbreaking rule changing ways , you have , set the standards, your fearless unapologetic statements in your music and performances and filmmaking, have knocked down doors for others to be fearless and unapologetic as well, you continuously raised the bar and made your own rules , an example for so many artist . Every award show I look at , I see your inspiration in so many other’s performances in some way.”
Tina wrapped up her post by emphasizing that her daughter is much more than an award-winner--she’s a great person.
“I am so Proud not of just the 28 Grammys,” she wrote, “but for the incredible human being you have managed to stay ❤️❤️”