Tina Knowles-Lawson revealed that she fears for her grandson’s life. She had to tell him what to do in the event he ends up at a police stop. Beyonce’s mom is opening up about the concerns that she has for her eldest grandchild, Solange’s son Daniel Smith Jr. Just because she’s a mom to two of the most talented and famous women in the world, doesn’t mean she still doesn’t share some of the same concerns that many black women face today.
Her concerns are about how society treats their loved ones. One of Tina’s biggest fears is that her grandson could die in the hands of someone else. Police brutality has increased in the past few years, causing social and political unrest in the country. Read on to learn more about Tina’s fears for her grandson.
What Tina Knowles-Lawson told her grandson
She spoke to her son about racial profiling. Tina Knowles-Lawson fears that other people may racially profile her black family members whenever they’re walking down the street or at a police stop. She told her grandson what to do and what not to do. Tina shared those tips in an exclusive interview with People.
“I have two black grandsons, and one of them is 17 and 6’2″,” Tina Knowles-Lawson told People. “It’s so difficult, but I had to have that hard conversation with him. That, if you are stopped by the police, to put your hands on the steering wheel. Don’t make sudden moves.”
She admitted that it’s a typical conversation that black mothers and grandmothers have. Tina Knowles-Lawson was referring to her grandson Daniel Smith Jr, who is Solange’s only child. Her other grandson is Sir, the 4-year-old son of Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z. The high-profiled rapper and singer also share two other children, daughters Blue Ivy, 10, and Rumi, also 4. Tina won’t be having that conversation with them anytime soon.
Beyonce’s mom opens up about her new project
Tina Knowles-Lawson is also the executive producer of the four-part docuseries titled Profiled: The Black Man. It premieres on discovery+ on Saturday, February 12. The series was created to debunk myths about black men. One of the most common stereotypes is that they’re aggressive and dangerous.
“I have a stepson that’s 26,” Tina Knowles-Lawson explained. “He will leave here, and I’ll be like, ‘Call me when you get home.’ Because I just live in fear all the time that the police are going to stop them and stereotype them, and things can escalate so quickly.”
This comes amid the increase in cases of black men dying during police stops. The most prominent case is the death of George Floyd in May 2020, which reignited the Black Lives Matter movement. Footage showed him lying on the ground, struggling to breathe, as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for over nine minutes. It brought up an important yet difficult conversation about race and police brutality.
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