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Blue Ivy was born famous. Her parents, Beyoncé and Jay Z, are easily the most recognizable superstars in the whole world. When Blue Ivy was just brought into the world, the sounds of her cries on her father’s song “Glory” made her the youngest person ever to crack the Billboard charts. Her aunt is a famous singer and fashionista, and her grandmother adorns the covers of magazines for being fierce. She has been to more countries than most of the fully-grown adults I know. Her sippy cup collection, which, according to Jay Z, includes a Grammy, probably costs more than my rent. But behind all of that glitz and glamour, at the end of the day, Blue Ivy is a child. A 3-year-old toddler who has been thrust into the unforgiving spotlight by way of her parents.
While we all have our own set of “Blue Ivy is so rich and powerful” jokes, said with respect to her status as a beloved superstar’s child without a seed of malice, the child has also been attacked for not being “conventionally pretty” (whatever that is) and for not wearing her hair in a certain way. Even her nine months in utero were cause for conspiracy theories.
Blue Ivy has never gotten a break from the public.
Not everyone stans for her parents and she receives hostility because of her relation to them. Blue Ivy didn’t ask to be born into her family, but from the outside looking in, she still and should always remain a carefree child. She could be anyone’s innocent kid. But somewhere along the way, the writers of the Amy Poehler-produced Hulu comedy, Difficult People, conveniently forgot that when they made Blue Ivy the punchline of a child molestation joke on a recent episode.
“I can’t wait for Blue Ivy to be old enough for R. Kelly to piss on her.”
The joke was ironically something the lead character had tweeted out and was receiving backlash for. Then, yesterday, fantasy became reality when the Beyhive caught wind of the show’s inappropriate dig at Beyoncé’s daughter.
There is not a single thing funny about this crass joke. It’s mean for the sake of just being mean. A joke that is hiding behind its shock value while its writers no doubt are off somewhere proclaiming that we’re all being too politically correct, the show is meant to be cringe-worthy, and comedy is comedy. Excuse my English, but it ain’t. One thing comedy is supposed to be is funny, and that quip wasn’t. It was just malicious. R. Kelly allegedly peed on an underage girl who probably watched as her shame became a punchline—a viral sensation thanks to an infamous Chappelle’s Show parody skit about the singer’s alleged penchant for golden showers. And while Dave Chappelle used his comedy to highlight the despicable behavior, we never really thought for one second what Kelly did was okay.
So what is the real punchline of their Blue Ivy and R. Kelly joke? That the character hates Blue Ivy so much they hope she grows up and gets sexually abused? After the outrage, you have to consider something else. Would they have made this joke about Violet Affleck or Harper Beckham or Suri Cruise? Subbing R. Kelly for another alleged sexual abuser like Roman Polanski? If we’re keeping it real, the answer is hell no. This is because Black children are not seen as children in the eyes of the public. They are sexualized early and deemed without innocence long before their Caucasian counterparts. Think back to the 2013 tweet from satirical news site The Onion about a then 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis:
“Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a cunt, right? #oscars2013”
The backlash to that non-joke was swift and furious, and The Onion quickly deleted that tweet, with its CEO, Steve Hannah, issuing an apology.
On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting.
No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.
The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again.
In addition, we are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible.
Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.
Even in the guise of satire, calling a 9-year-old girl a cunt is unacceptable. That word is still considered one of the most potent insults that can be lobbed at an adult person, so when you call a young Black girl that word, you are robbing her of her innocence. You are making a statement about the open disregard for Black vulnerability and innocence.
What the writers on Difficult People did was masquerade a humorless and shocking one-liner as comedy. But Blue Ivy is a child, and she should not be the punchline of a sexual joke. Hell, of any jokes for that matter. If you must make someone the butt of a joke, rag on her parents all you want to. They signed up for it and probably don’t bat an eye at it nowadays. But when you lob disgusting insults at helpless children you are telling the world loud and clear that, in my opinion, you are a garbage human being. Think about your child, or the children in your family, and how you would feel if someone went after them for a cheap laugh. There’s so much comedy in the world to pull from if you are talented enough to recognize it. Do your homework and stop attacking innocent children.
God knows that we love us some Blue Ivy. So we were too tickled to see the adorable throwback photo that Mama Bey shared over the weekend.
The beautiful mommy-daughter moment was likely captured by celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier, who led the Grammy Award-winning singer’s March 2013 Vogue photo shoot.
“The real cover girl,” Bey gushed over then 1-year-old Blue on Instagram. “My delicious Blue Blue at 11 months.”
The flashback photo followed a post celebrating Beyoncé’s 2013 cover with the fashion publication. As previously reported, the singer appears on Vogue’s September 2015 issue, which is scheduled to hit newsstands Tuesday, August 18.
Boy do we wish we had cribs like these! These celebrity nurseries start as “low” as $20k with Blue Ivy topping out at over $1million. Lucky kids!
All images courtesy of WENN
17 Details Of Uber Pricey Celebrity Nurseries
C'MON TINA! pic.twitter.com/sX6oy6951o
— JDS. (@jsmith189) April 24, 2015
Earlier this week, we posted the absolutely gorgeous images from Mama Tina’s wedding ceremony. But as you well know, after the ceremony, it’s the after party. And with a major musical family like this one, it looks like it was quite lit. Check out some beautiful images that were taken after the ceremony and get your life.
Tina Knowles Lawson on Marriage at 61: ‘You Can Find Love at Any Age. You Just Have to Go for It’ pic.twitter.com/WUoewZVcOY
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) April 27, 2015
We seriously root for Mama Tina around these parts. So we were elated to learn that only had she married her manfriend, actor Richard Lawson, her granddaughter Blue Ivy was the one that encouraged the idea. Too precious! And while we wish that we were invited to all events hosted by the Knowles (and Knowles-Lawson) women, that’s just not the way of the world…yet. So, us nosy folks have to take what we can get. And in this case, it’s exclusive photos from People magazine. First, there’s this one above, which Solange Knowles posted on her IG and you can check out the rest on the following pages.
We were elated to learn that Tina Knowles married her boyfriend Richard Lawson earlier this month. Although it was no secret that the two were an item, it seemed unlikely that Ms. Tina would remarry—especially considering all that she had been through in her first marriage to Mathew Knowles.
Interestingly, the 61-year-old says that it was her 3-year-old granddaughter Blue Ivy who first suggested that they tie the knot during a family vacation last September.
The couple dated 18 months before becoming husband and wife. Tina admits that the relationship came as a pleasant surprise.
“There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again,” she told the magazine. “But I was determined to be happy, and God sent somebody into my life.”
“You can find love at any age,” she continued. “You just have to go for it.”
Months after Blue’s suggestion, the two exchanged vows aboard a yacht called “Eternity” during an all-white wedding ceremony. Guest included Beyoncé, Solange, Jay Z, Alan Ferguson, Richard’s two children, Tina’s two grandchildren, actor Samuel Jackson, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
“It couldn’t have been more perfect,” Tina said of her wedding day.
As for her decision to have guests dress in all white, Tina admits that it has become a bit of a family tradition since Beyoncé’s 2008 wedding.
“Beyoncé started it, and then Kelly and Solange had all-white weddings,’ she said. “It’s just elegant, and white represents the purity of love.”
And oh yeah, she has taken her new hubby’s last name.
Three years ago, when Blue Ivy was born, Jay Z released the song he dedicated to her, “Glory.” You may remember it featured her crying on the track and Blue, at just five days old, became the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts. She beat out Stevie Wonder’s daughter Aisha Morris. With heartfelt lyrics that gave us a glimpse into the very personal lives of Jay Z and Beyoncé, the song is nothing short of beautiful.
Well now that Tidal is out and available to the masses, for a small fee, Jay Z’s used the service to release a video for the song. The clip features scenes of Jay Z’s concert at Carnegie Hall, where he first performed the song. In it, you can see him rehearsing the song from a seated position with a full orchestra.
Familiar faces like Alicia Keys, Nas and Questlove are also seen in the video as Jay Z passes around pictures of his newborn daughter at the time.
It’s pretty adorable.
Check it out in the video below.
Now that Blue Ivy has gotten a little bit older, and Beyoncé has gotten a bit more comfortable, we’re seeing quite a bit of the little one these days. And since she’s so adorable, we’re here for it. Blue makes appearances at award shows and every once in a while pops up on her mother’s Instagram, like this morning.
Bey posted this short little video of she and her baby girl flossin’. And I don’t mean in the figurative sense. The two are engaging in a little dental hygiene while a song, that seems to feature Daddy Jay’s voice, plays in the background.
Wonder if this is a new song? Hmmm…
But more importantly, peep Blue’s tiny deuces! So adorable!!
Either way, check out the cute, little video below.
When you’re the child of two of the biggest stars in the world, it only makes sense that your parents wouldn’t want to take any chances when it comes to your safety. Such is the case with Blue Ivy, who still gets carried by her parents when they move about in public, and who was the reason her grandmother, Tina Knowles, had to check paparazzi for trying to film and photograph her earlier this week. While Bey & Jay have chosen to live in the spotlight, they want Blue to have a normal upbringing, but they also want her to be safe. That’s exactly why the 3-year-old goes to her new preschool escorted by three bodyguards and two cars that ensure she gets in and out safely.
But all of this precaution has become something of a hassle and created a backup in traffic for other parents. According to an alleged source from the West Hollywood school who spoke to InTouch Weekly, they’re not happy about it.
“A security motorcade drops her off and picks her up from school. There are two cars and three bodyguards!
Beyoncé and Jay Z have made things a huge hassle. Other celebrity kids get dropped of by one driver, not an entire staff.”
The source went on to say that parents have called it “tacky and over-the-top” considering that quite a few celebrity children attend the elite school, but their moves don’t create such a scene.
According to the source, comedian Will Ferrell’s youngest son attends the school, but he “usually drops off and picks up his kid himself.”
But considering how big Beyoncé and Jay Z are, trying to take Blue to school each day on their own could bring about the paparazzi, which could bring even more confusion to the school. I’m sure these parents don’t want that.
At the end of the day, if this is a school full of celebrity kids, I’m not really sure why such precautions would upset people so much, but then again, folks always find a reason to take issue with these two. Either way though, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
I don’t know about you but if I walked into a room full of people and Mama Tina was in the spot, she would be the absolute last person I would try. She seems like a nice lady but also one you do not want to cross.
And while she kept it classy on Monday when she, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were out to lunch in Santa Monica, she had to let them know that she didn’t appreciate them filming her grand baby.
Here’s what she said in this short and concise shaming session. The Hollywood Fix caught the exchange on video.
You know that’s not cool. It’s illegal. You can’t film a baby.
Ma’am I’m just out here taking pictures.
Ok well, can you not take a picture of a child
Well, I mean you’re famous…
How would you like for somebody to take a picture of your baby?
If I was a famous, huge multimillionaire…
No, you wouldn’t care! That’s a baby. That’s a baby. Have some class about you. Have a little class and some consideration.
Then she dropped the mic and walked away.
Well, there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Leave the babies alone or Mama Tina will have to come out and read your entire life.