Blue Ivy Carter, 5, freestyles on Jay-Z’s 4:44 album & it’s low-key amazing

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:

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.

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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  1. Clara says:

    Such a gorgeous little girl.

    • Dem says:

      Blue is so very pretty. She takes a great combination from her mum and dad.

      • doofus says:

        I was just thinking this. earlier on, she looked to be all J to me, but now I look at her and she looks like she’s got B’s eyes and the rest is J.

        she’s adorable.

  2. Ayra. says:

    Boom shakalaka, boom! Go Blue!

  3. She is definitely Jay’s kid. She’s a splitting image of her dad.

  4. manda says:

    boo, link doesn’t work

    • Sam says:

      click on the link in the text instead – it will take you to the E! site which has it

  5. MissAmanda says:

    while i’m sure she’ll contribute to society in a positive way overall, having the parents she does and the golden life she has is potentially…well, she was born into the beyonce bubble…even beyonce wasn’t born into the bubble she’s created for herself and her family, she had to create it, so at least she has some experience not being ‘BEYONCE’…her daughter doesn’t have that experience so i do wonder how a little girl like her views the world.

    • Ramona says:

      Beyonces strength is that she has a very defined stage persona that she consciously constructed to live outside of herself. Her stage persona is fire while Beyonce herself is quite shy and introverted. This is why there is such a dissonance between who people see on stage and who shows up to interviews. She surrounds herself with people she grew up with and she doesn’t really let celebrities into that space. Even Lala who claims everyone as BFF is clearly just a surface buddy. Also, judging by her choice of vacations, Beyonce has a curiousity about the world. And of course about feminism and race. I actually think her kids are in a far better place that other celebs of the same level who ARE their stage personas.

      • BritAfrica says:

        Again, I couldn’t agree more.

        Blue is a well-balanced child who will grow up to be respectful and considerate because her parents will see to it that it is so.

        Bey and Jay-z, especially, do not strike me as people who are likely to forget where they came from or how far they had to travel.

  6. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    They obviously adore her! Every child should be so loved!

  7. Lucy says:

    Nah, I’m sure baby girl will be fine. She does seem lovely.

  8. Izzie the other says:

    She gives me the feels! Beyonce and Jay may be many things but they seem like awesome parents.

  9. Babs says:

    Aaawww Blue Blue
    I love how they raise her!

  10. mogul says:

    As long as they’re strict about her schooling and emphasize the importance of good education, also show her the reality of what means to be a black woman in this world. They should show her where they are from, and that the world is more glitz and glamour. She’ll be fine, just don’t raise them as Jada and Will raise their kids. They’re quite the embarrassment.

  11. OTHER RENEE says:

    She will never have to struggle to make it in show biz. She will be handed a career. She may be talented, but so are many others not born of a famous family whose names you’ll never know.

  12. Patty says:

    She’ cute but I am not amused. Also, I don’t buy music to listen to people’s kids. Why is this a thing?

  13. bliss! says:

    Blue khaleesi dropping it like it’s hot! Boomshakala boom!

  14. Grandmasutra says:

    Yeah I’m not impressed, I love how people on this site are speaking as if they know this child and couple. People do what they need in public to keep your money in their pockets.