It seems like just yesterday, Beyonce dropped the mic after her performance at the 2011 VMA’s and rubbed her belly to announce her pregnancy to the world. While Queen Bey is notoriously private about her personal life, it may be difficult for her to keep Blue Ivy out of the public eye as she already exudes star quality like her iconic parents. From being featured on her parent’s songs and music videos to candid pictures and video clips, Blue Ivy Carter is growing up royally right in front of our eyes. To celebrate her birthday, here are 8 times that Blue Ivy Carter stole the show.
2011 VMA’s Performance
Beyoncé announced her pregnancy with Blue Ivy while the world watched. The audience was just as excited as the happy parents, and the news of her upcoming arrival created a buzz that hasn’t ceased since she’s been born.
2013 Life Is But A Dream Documentary
In Beyoncé’s 2013 “Life Is But A Dream” HBO documentary, she gave her fans a glimpse into her private life and shared the first-ever released photos of Blue Ivy. Contrary to negative public chatter and assumptions, the photos revealed that Blue is the perfect blend of both of her parents, but older pictures of Beyoncé proves that Blue is her twin.
Blue Ivy The Rapper on ’4:44’
It was only a matter of time before Blue Ivy found her way into the studio, but no one was expecting to hear her freestyle on a track off of her father’s 4:44 album. Jay-Z shared a sound bite of Blue’s heartbeat and soft cry on his 2012 single, “Glory.” However, in 2017 Blue’s “Boom Shacka Lacka” freestyle was one of the highlights of the highly acclaimed album. Blue still hasn’t seen a ceiling in her whole life.
The Art Aficionado
When your parents are billionaires, your family outings are a little different. Blue Ivy attended an art auction with her family and successfully bid $17,000 on a painting of Sidney Poitier, prompting Jay-Z to try to take the auction paddle away from her.
Blue At The Grammy’s
All eyes were on the Carters during the 2018 Grammy’s, and cameras captured Blue shushing her parents who were applauding after Camila Cabello’s acceptance speech. According to family members, Blue is the star of the family.
Jay-Z Reveals Blue’s Maturity
Jay-Z was interviewed by David Letterman on his Netflix special, ”My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” Jay-Z revealed a time when he was shocked at his daughter’s emotional maturity as she told him, “Dad, I didn’t like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me. It hurt my feelings.”
“I like my baby’s hair with baby hair and afros.” The Formation song lyrics were a nod to Blue Ivy, so it was only right to see Blue make a cameo appearance in the music video. Just years later, Beyonce featured Blue Ivy in her video for ”Spirit,” from her ”Lion King” album, ”The Gift.” Blue’s appearance sparked a widespread reaction, as fans of the royal family quickly crowned the true Carter Queen.
Blue Ivy appears to have a sassy innocence about her that leads to hilarious photo ops that turn into popular memes. Most notably, her side-eyeing over the balcony where it appears she’s looking down at the common folk and calling them poor. Can’t forget about the time she held her nose while serving dinners in Houston.