Beyoncé Reflected On Her Daughter Blue Ivy Facing “Negativity” Throughout Her Life Just Because She And Jay-Z Are Her Parents

Reflecting on the seriously impressive way that Blue Ivy handles the scrutiny she faces, Beyoncé said, “Blue comes up fighting against all of the negativity that was put on her just because she was our kid.”

It’s fair to say that one of the biggest talking points from Beyoncé’s Renaissance world tour was her 11-year-old daughter Blue Ivy’s surprise appearances in the show.

Blue Ivy and Beyoncé in fatigues onstage

Blue is Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s oldest child, with the power couple also mom and dad to 6-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z smiling at each other at a media event

Despite her young age, Blue confidently joined her superstar mom onstage during “My Power” and “Black Parade,” leading some choreography with a group of dancers.


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When Blue made her first appearance during a Paris show back in May, she was immediately met with scrutiny online. Cruel trolls targeted the preteen as they claimed that she couldn’t dance and wasn’t following in Beyoncé’s footsteps.

Blue Ivy onstage with other dancers

The situation has been addressed in Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour movie, which premiered earlier this month. In the film, Beyoncé admits that she had her doubts when Blue first asked to join her onstage.

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy holding hands on the red carpet

“She told me she was ready to perform, and I told her no,” Beyoncé recalls, but she ended up relenting.

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy onstage

However, the star was left horrified when her daughter not only ended up being the victim of nasty comments after her performance but also read them online.

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Admitting that there were a lot of “not great” remarks made about Blue, Beyoncé says, “I was pretty disappointed that she had access to them.”

Beyoncé onstage holding a standing mic

But what the star didn’t anticipate was the way her “fearless” daughter would take the negativity and use it as motivation to improve.

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy holding hands

Blue explains in the film, “I mean, there were lots of negative things that people had to say, but I could see that the more I do, the better I become.”

Blue Ivy holding her hands in a prayerful pose and her head down

“That’s when Blue Ivy started practicing and practicing,” Beyoncé’s dad, Mathew Knowles, adds. “Basically saying, ‘I’ll show you!’ — that’s a Knowles right there!”

Mathew and Beyoncé smiling at a media event

“From now on, I’m just going to get better and better from where I am now,” Blue continues. “And on the last show, I’ll be dancing as hard as I possibly can.”

Blue Ivy onstage with other dancers

She concludes, “I feel a little bit more tough.”

Blue Ivy onstage with other dancers

And Blue’s approach couldn’t have made Beyoncé more proud, with the star gushing, “Blue is fearless. But I think what I love the most is she became fearless, and I can see the confidence and her trusting herself more and more.”

Beyoncé onstage with dancers

Beyoncé goes on, “‘My Power’ is the perfect song, and the lyrics — even that war chant: That’s my bloodline ready for war, baby, let’s go!”

Beyoncé onstage

She poignantly adds, “Blue comes up fighting against all of the negativity that was put on her just because she was our kid. She was ready to take back her power.”

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy sitting together

And while fans were happy to hear that Blue didn't take the nasty comments to heart, they were still horrified that anybody would target a child this way online.

Blue and dancers onstage in fatigues

Commenting on a video about the situation, one person wrote, “you got to be the most miserable person to say anything bad about a CHILD.”

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Another added, “Everyone who made negative comments should be ashamed she’s a kid.”

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Somebody else said, “Blue is 11 by the way. Hating on a child’s performance is miserable.”

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Another commented, “People were so mean she is just a kid.”

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Beyoncé previously paid sweet tribute to her daughter on Instagram regarding her cameos on the Renaissance tour, writing at the time, “My beautiful first born 🙏🏾 I'm so proud and thankful to be your mama. You bring us so much joy, my sweet angel.”

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