If you’ve ever suspected your child thinks you’re a total dag, know that you’re in really good company. Company like Jay-Z and Beyoncé whose six-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, served her mum and dad a very public shut-down as the world watched on in delight.
— MW (@mewheels) January 29, 2018
It seems that girls really do run the world, with Blue Ivy leading the charge, if this exchange at Monday’s Grammy Awards is anything to go by.
Forget that rumoured Illuminati, the Blue-minati is the new, big thing. Its tiny leader, Blue Ivy Carter, made a rare public appearance at the music industry’s biggest event, immaculately dressed in ethereal white. Blue held court between her parents, a picture of effortless composure and it’s probable she was hypnotising us through the telly with her Blueminati mind powers.
— Miss TLC (@IAmMissTLC) January 29, 2018
Blue runs the world
At one point in the proceedings, Camila Cabello took to the stage to give a rousing and heartfelt speech – and it was then that we all realised just who was in charge. As singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z – began applauding, the quietly horrified little girl quickly pointed out that it was NOT time to clap and proceeded to shut her parents down.
Blue raised a firm open palm to her mum, then her dad, a silent request for them to immediately cease and desist. Camila was still speaking and the very polite six-year-old seemed keen to let her have this moment.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, obviously fully paid-up members of their daughters cult, complied quickly and sheepishly – as viewers watched on in utter delight.
It’s not the first time Blue’s found herself in a room full of boring, attention-seeking famous people. And yet again, she endured their nonsense as best she could. #SuchStrength
— Reneé Larson (@iamreneejai) January 29, 2018
Blue Ivy 2028
Unsurprisingly, Twitter went into meltdown over the incident, as fans rushed to upload footage of Blue shooshing her famous parents and celebrate her sass.
“Blue Ivy was dragging everybody tonight,” one delighted fan posted.
“Can there plz be a separate Blue Ivy cam so we can see what she’s doing the whole show?” another pleaded.
“It’s Blue Ivy’s world, and we’re just lucky to be living in it,” someone else noted.
For many this exchange confirmed what they already suspected – that Blue Ivy Carter is the hottest prediction for a 2028 presidential run and may be brainwashing us with her magic shooshing hands. For others, it was a bolstering reminder that no matter how cool you are, your kid will still find a reason to roll their eyes at you and try to shut you down.
There’s something strangely heartening about that.