Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles has confronted a paparazzo in Los Angeles for snapping her granddaughter Blue Ivy.

The Knowles family matriarch had stopped at a restaurant for lunch with Beyonce and her tot when she spotted the overzealous snapper and asked him to "have a little class" and stop shooting the three-year-old.

The unnamed man filmed the whole conversation as polite Knowles attempted to show him the error of his ways.

In the footage, obtained by, Tina says, "You can't film a baby", prompting the paparazzo to respond, "Uh, ma'am, I'm just out here taking pictures".


Knowles goes on to ask him to stop taking photos of Blue Ivy, and when he claims he has a right to do so because "you're famous", she hits back, "Okay, but how would you like for someone to take a picture of your baby? Would you like that?".

As he starts to retort, "If I was a famous huge multi-millionaire...", Knowles interrupts him and says, "No, you would care... that's a baby. That's a baby. Have some class about you. Have a little class and a little consideration."