So, not only is Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s first Carter heiress, Blue Ivy, a rap force to be reckoned with, as heard on her father’s 4:44 album, but she's also a burgeoning songstress with vocals growing perfectly into her mother’s R&B crown.
In yet another album appearance, Blue is not only featured on Queen Bey’s Homecoming: The Live Album surprise project that accompanied her Homecoming Netflix undertaking, the 7-year-old has her very own track, titled “Lift Every Voice and Sing (Blue’s Version).” Blue covers the historically anthemic Black hymn in emulation of her mom on the track, which is followed by applause from the Queen Bey, who praises her with, “Beautiful job, you sound so pretty!” In the most adorable response ever, Blue informs her mother, “I want to do that again… It feels good!” The moment transcends into a voice-over from Bey, whose stirring voice reflects on the proudest moments of her legacy, notably the Coachella performance that the album speaks to. “I feel we made something, I made my daughter proud,” Bey says on the track. “Made my mother proud, my father proud, and all of the people that are my brothers and sisters around the world. And that’s why I live.”
In just a mere 40 seconds of Blue’s pipes on the track, the BeyHive is now stanning harder than they ever have and have officially crowned the next legendary songstress to emerge for the next generation: Miss Blue Ivy Carter.
See their reactions to her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” below:
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