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Red Carpet Confidential: Beyoncé is an “Awesome” Aunt, Says Nephew

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Feb. 15 2013, Published 6:55 a.m. ET

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It’s a family affair during the Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream premiere held this week at NYC’s Ziegfeld Theater. The no-holds-barred documentary airs Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

Her mom, Tina Knowles, sister Solange and hubby Jay-Z turn out to give props to the Destiny's Child singer.

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While the littlest member of her family, one-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, is likely enjoying her time with her nanny, Beyoncé’s eight-year-old nephew Daniel Julez Smith, who goes by Julez, is busy singing the praises of his aunt.  

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What does he think of the film?

“It’s pretty good,” Solange's son says.

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He calls his aunt Beyoncé  “awesome.” Ditto for cousin Blue Ivy.

Hm, what’s his favorite thing to do with the little one?

“Play with her,” he tells me. “I push her really fast on the cart.”

What does he do with his aunt Bey?

“Fun things, “ he says.

“Sometimes,” in fact, he sings and dances with her.

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Still, he doesn’t sing nor does he plan to go into the family business.

Hm, what does he want to do when he grows up?

“Soccer player!”

Here comes Beyoncé, who calls filming the documentary “awesome.”

And now it’s director Ed Burke’s turn.   

“I think it’s important for people to see her for who she really is, which I think nobody has experienced,” he says. “She is humble, down-to-earth, normal.”

He admits the boat moment he captured with Beyoncé and Jay-Z is the most intimate.

“He is an amazing father,” the director says. “It was the most surprising thing in the whole documentary. He’s in there, and it’s a beautiful thing, as her husband.”

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Catch Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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