Just like her mom. Blue ivy joined Beyoncé on stage for their first live performance of “Brown Skin Girl” on Saturday, January 21.
The 41-year-old Texas resident performed a private concert in Dubai for a reported fee of $24 million, per TMZ. While the performance was by invitation only, attendees shared footage of the elaborate show via social media. Clips revealed that the 11-year-old joined her mother to perform the song from Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift, which was released in 2019.
“If you like a brown-skinned woman, I want you to help us sing this,” the Ivy Park designer told the audience at The Royal Atlantis.
Beyonce wore a bright yellow corset dress with an elaborate matching back piece that almost resembled wings. Blue Ivy, meanwhile, wore a sparkly red pantsuit with a matching jacket.
Blue Ivy received a writing credit for the national anthem and appeared in the music video with Granny Tina Knowles Lawson and sister Rumi Carter, now 5. The music video won a Grammy Award, making Blue the second-youngest Grammy winner ever at age 9.
“I know my two daughters and son are watching,” Beyoncé said in her March 2021 Grammy acceptance speech. “Blue, congratulations. She won a Grammy tonight. I am so proud of you, and I am so honored to be your mama, all your mamas. You are my darlings, and I am so proud of you.”
The preteen has been to other performances with her mom, including a performance of “Be Alive” at the 2022 Oscars, and she’s been contributing to her parents’ records since birth. Her first contribution was about dad Jay-Z‘s “Glory”, released two days after her birth in 2012. She gurgled and cried on the song, which earned her a Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to have a song on a Billboard chart.
The ’99 Problems’ rapper explained in July 2022 how Blue Ivy’s arrival changed everything for her parents. “Time is all you have. That’s all we have control over is how you spend your time. You’re rather reckless with your time,” Jay-Z said on an episode of Heart to heart when talking about how parenting affected his career. “You just sit everywhere and then it has to be done [ask yourself], ‘Why are you leaving your house?’ Every second you spend, you spend developing these people you brought here, whom you love more than anything in the world. So what are you going to spend that time on? That changed a lot. That changed practically everything.”