This has been a great year for Blue Ivy. In recent months, her mother and father have brought her to more and more events. (Blue Ivy already has a better wardrobe than any of us could hope for). Now, Blue Ivy appears in Beyoncé’s “Spirit” music video, and the spotlight (and tweets) are totally on the 7-year-old beauty. Viewers were in awe of the “Spirit” music video which opened on shots of Blue Ivy in a purple dress and red hair to match her mama—they love coordinating. And for one brief moment, it’s like the world stops as Blue Ivy stares piercingly into the camera, all alone. In that moment, we fell in love all over again with this beautiful, charismatic child.
“Spirit” is a track off of The Lion King: The Gift album which Beyonce curated, produced and sang on. It coincides with the release of Disney’s new live-action Lion King remake. In a rare interview, Beyoncé sat down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts to discuss the upcoming film and her new music video. Of “Spirit,” the singer/actress/producer/queen said:
“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it … We’ve kind of created our own genre, and I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind. It’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music, because each song tells the story of the film.”
As for public reaction to the music video? People are THRILLED. The internet can’t stop talking about Blue Ivy’s cameo and her incredible outfit changes—like we said, she’s got better style than we do. And she’s 7!
Take a look at the full music video to “Spirit” below. The Lion King hits theaters this Friday.
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Through a Tumblr account created just for the occasion, the world gets a glimpse of Blue Ivy for the first time.
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Beyonce and Jay Z show off Blue Ivy Carter, born January 7, 2012.
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Only a few minutes old and already putting a smile on Daddy's face.
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Showing off her post-baby body, Beyonce plays with Blue in the sand.
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In matching blue, the pair shared a picture perfect moment.
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Beyonce bottle-feeds baby Blue, who is showing support for her fathers Watch the Throne tour.
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Blue Ivy takes to relaxing in a jacuzzi with mom while on a summer vacation.
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Blue Ivy kicks back in a monogrammed director's chair for the Mrs.Carter Show World Tour.
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We already identified Blue Ivy Carter as Hollywood royalty, now she has the crown to prove it.
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Hand in hand, Beyonce and Blue Ivy enjoy the sun during a playdate in the park.
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Blue Ivy reaches out for Beyonce's nose in a sweet moment.
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Looking equally fabulous, the mother-daughter duo enjoy some sun and sand.
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Beyonce and Blue dip their toes in the water while on a summer vacation.
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Beyonce and Blue Ivy go for a stroll.
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Beyonce took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of her foot next to Blue Ivy's tiny toes.
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The father-daughter duo share a sweet moment as they travel on the Galactica Star yacht.
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Baby Blue toured the family yacht while vacationing in the Mediterranean.
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Beyonce shares an adorable glimpse into a courtyard playdate with Blue.
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Beyonce and Blue Ivy relax in a hammock while vacationing in New Zealand.
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The mommy-daughter duo played peek-a-boo while on a tropical getaway.
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Blue Ivy poses with an oversized hat while playing outside in the sun.
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Proving that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Blue Ivy takes to the piano to show off her musical talent.
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Blue Ivy rocks a dinosaur hoodie while riding on dad, Jay Z's shoulders.
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Jay Z shares some bonding time with Blue Ivy on vacation.
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In an outtake from the music video Blue, we see baby Blue playing beside Beyonce.
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Beyonce took to Instagram to show off Blue Ivy's serious street style.
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Wearing a bikini top and Daisy Dukes, Beyonce holds Blue Ivy as they both gaze out at the ocean.
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Nestled between his and her Timberland boots, are little Blue Ivy's pint-size kicks.
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Beyonce and Blue Ivy get ready to go trick-or-treating in adorable Halloween costumes.
The HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream gave an inside look at the Carter family.