Tina Knowles Lawson is opening up about missing her grandchildren during quarantine, how she’s giving back to those in need and her superstar daughter Beyoncé’s killer remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage."
Speaking to ET’s Kevin Frazier, Knowles Lawson admitted her daughter takes her by surprise some days, just like she did with the song. “Yeah, she does,” she said. “I didn’t know about the ‘Savage’ remix.”
In the remix, 38-year-old Beyoncé sings, “I’m a boss, I’m a leader, I pull up in my two-seater. And my momma was a savage, think I got this sh*t from Tina.”
So, what does Knowles Lawson think about the shoutout?
“That was really, really cute. People started texting me [saying,] ‘Ok, savage,’ and I was like, ‘What are they talking about?’” she said, before explaining where the line came from. “It’s funny, when I was young, I used to drive a convertible and I used to drive up to Beyoncé’s school and she would say, ‘Mama, you are a hot mama.'”
“It fills my heart [and] it's beautiful,” added Knowles Lawson, who also shared how much she loves the track on Instagram on Thursday. “I must've done something right, right?”
The mother–daughter duo is also giving back by teaming up for the #IDidMyPart campaign, which encourages testing for COVID-19 in vulnerable communities.
“I was talking to a friend in Houston and they were having a problem with minorities getting tested,” Knowles Lawson explained. “So, I was like, ‘What if we create an event to give them free products and groceries certificates and a hot meal and make it a cool thing?’”
As for her own quarantine experience, the mother of two admitted the hardest part has been not being able to embrace her grandchildren.
“The two babies that are 2, they don't really understand, so on Saturday we got together from a safe distance, we all went to Bey's at a distance,” Tina shared. “We all got tested, Kelly was there, and I got to see my grandchildren from afar and it was hard. That's been the hardest part about this.”
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