Blue Ivy Carter is five years old. That happened so fast! I was sitting here thinking, “What is she now, three?” What I enjoy about Blue Ivy Carter is that Beyonce and Jay-Z never want us to feel bad about paying attention to Blue Ivy. They protect her, they adore her, they make her feel safe and loved, but they don’t hide her away, nor do they ever take a stance of “how dare you pay attention to my child?!” Beyonce and Jay seem to feel like Blue Ivy is their miracle child, a global celebration within one little girl, and they want her to be comfortable in the limelight, in public, doing her thing like a boss. Blue is often brought to events like the Grammys, the VMAs and various industry events. At the Grammys this year, she pretty much sat back and received visitors and well-wishers like she was the star attraction (which, in all fairness, was the case – she was the best part of the show).
In addition to all of this, Beyonce and Jay-Z are already including Blue in their music and visual albums. Blue appeared in and on Lemonade, the album and the HBO special. And now Blue is freestyling on a bonus track on her dad’s 4:44 album. The song is called “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family.” Here’s a clip of Blue Ivy’s freestyle:
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— deray mckesson (@deray) July 7, 2017
Blue Ivy is a firecracker. Again, props to Beyonce and Jay-Z: they are raising a fearless little girl who believes she can do anything, that she can achieve anything. My only worry is that she’s being raised to believe that everything she does is brilliant, and that could Lena Dunham-esque Special Snowflake Syndrome repercussions in the future, but then again… I trust Bey and Jay on this.
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