Just a week after landing an interview with Nas, 11-year-old reporter Jazlyn a.k.a. Jazzy is going viral after scoring an interview with another hip-hop legend.
The young journalist from from Bushwick, Brooklyn has made a name for herself by posting motivational videos where she speaks with artists, athletes, and other notable figures on her Instagram account @jazzysworldtv as well as her TikTok, where she’s amassed 2.3 million likes. She took to the platforms on Monday to premiere her latest clip—embedded above—for her combined followership of nearly 130,000 users.
“The 🐐 @jayz shares a few tips for success with me & other kids watching. ... Thanks so much for sharing time with me,” she wrote in a caption, teasing a part two coming this Friday.
Speaking with Jay-Z on a sidewalk in New York, Jazzy asked, “To all the kids that have dreams of being successful like you, what advice could you give them?”
Jay replied, “Believe in yourself, even before anyone else believes in you. You’ve got to have ultimate confidence, like you do. You’re very confident.”
Wrapping up, he emphasized, “And just belief in yourself.”
With no disrespect to Jay’s advice, it’s worth noting Nas got a bit more detailed with Jazzy. When asked to share some words of motivation for her followers, the Illamtic rapper responded by praising the 11-year-old for her drive and determination.
“Already I can tell you’re very intelligent, and you have the heart to do what you’re doing,” he said. “You’re motivated, focused, and a beautiful kid. You know, I think you have talent and the skills. So, work on that talent, work on that skill, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything you want to do.”
Nas added, “You’re 11 years old, and you’re already doing it. I don’t know what I was doing at your age, but nothing this cool, nothing this smart.”
Shout-out to Jazzy for making a name for herself at such a young age. You can watch all her videos here.