Blue Ivy Carter's 6 Sassiest Moments
Who runs the world? Blue Ivy Carter.
While the 6-year-old’s parents JAY-Z and Beyoncé are world-famous performers, members of the extended Knowles-Carter clan have said on multiple occasions that Blue is the star who actually runs the show. She’s adorably kept all eyes on her with Instagram fashion shows, awards-show antics and, most recently, correcting grandma Tina Knowles on ballet etiquette. Here’s a look at six of Blue Ivy’s sassiest moments.
Flexing her makeup skills for the 'Gram
Beyoncé’s Instagram is full of adorable Blue Ivy photos -- Halloween costumes and Grammy appearances included. A throwback photo from Bey's feed shows her when she was just 4 years old getting into mom’s makeup bag to apply gems, cat-eye liner, and a pink lip to her face.
Stealing the show on 4:44 with her own freestyle
Blue made her musical debut when she was just a few minutes old, when her heartbeat and cries were featured on JAY-Z’s 2012 single "Glory." A few years later, she followed in dad’s footsteps and freestyled on a bonus track from his 2017 opus 4:44.
Shushing Beyoncé and JAY-Z during the Grammys
During Camila Cabello’s moving speech at the 2018 Grammys, Beyoncé and JAY-Z applauded the moment along with the rest of the audience. The camera held on the family long enough for everyone to see Blue quieting the commotion by shushing her mom and dad, which has resulted in a meme for the ages.
Making thousand-dollar bids at an art auction -- and winning
Tina Knowles’ second annual Wearable Art Gala took place in March, and the whole family was in attendance. During the art auction, Blue raised her paddle more than once to prove she knew a thing about live bidding. At one point, she successfully bid $17,000 on a painting of Sidney Poitier but when the price was raised a couple thousand dollars, Jay hilariously intervened and tried to take the paddle away. Shortly after, Blue managed to snag a work of art for $10,000.
Blue Ivy said let me spend some of those joint tour coins yall just gave me -------- pic.twitter.com/pg7okUkZbv— i am groot (@bergs____) March 18, 2018
Politely telling her dad that she didn’t like his approach in conversation
JAY-Z recently opened up to David Letterman about his career and family in an episode of Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. During the chat, the rap mogul shared an anecdote of him rushing an inquisitive Blue to get in the car for school, which resulted in her explaining how she felt about the exchange. "Dad, I didn't like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me. It hurt my feelings," she said. Her emotional maturity left JAY-Z in awe.
Exposing Tina Knowles for taking photos at the ballet
Miss Tina, the Knowles family matriarch, has shined on Instagram with her relatable posts and endearingly corny jokes. On Wednesday, she shared with her followers a peek of her attending The Walking Ballet in Paris, but was soon exposed by Blue for taking photos inside the venue. "You’re not supposed to take videos, grandma," the 6-year-old warned.