Here's What You Never Knew About Blue Ivy Carter

Beyoncé is a mysterious celebrity. She's so guarded about her public persona that it's thrilling when she even comments via a publicist, via email, via a profile, about her mom. So it's no wonder that details about her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, are scarce. She's a young star who never asked to be in the spotlight and deserves her privacy, after all. 

That being said, of course everyone wants to know about the adorable spawn of Bey. Her mom's the queen, so that makes her kind of a princess, right? Here are some juicy (and totally kid-friendly!) details about Blue Ivy that you might not know.

She's guested on tracks for both her mom and dad

You can already hear Blue Ivy's little voice on songs from both her mother and father. At the very end of "Blue" (get it?) from Beyoncé's 2013 self-titled album, you can hear the then-toddler trying to pronounce her mom's name, and getting close with "Bee-sa-yay." She also co-stars in the music video for the song. And on Jay-Z's album 4:44, the song "Legacy" is all about what he'll leave to his kids after he dies. The track begins with Blue Ivy asking, "Daddy, what's a will?"

She toured with her mom as a baby

Having the chance to go on tour with Beyoncé herself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unfortunately for Blue Ivy, she probably doesn't even remember it, since she was 19 months old at the time. That's okay, because doting mom Beyoncé remembers it enough for the both of them.

"It's really interesting because I'm touring with my daughter for the first time and my dream has always been to be able to balance my life and my career," the singer said at a press conference (via Cosmopolitan) in 2013. "I think it's the one thing that women struggle with because it's so difficult." Blue will now be able to teach her younger siblings, Sir and Rumi, the ropes of touring with mom.

She's a standout dancer just like her mom

It's no surprise that anyone related to Beyoncé has some moves. TMZ published a video of Blue Ivy's ballet recital back in 2017, and the eldest Knowles-Carter child is a true standout. Honestly, she's killing it — to the tune of Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." Maybe her next appearance in one of her parents' music videos will involve some choreography.

Beyoncé is fighting to trademark Blue Ivy's name

When your mom is a brand, you're born into a thriving business. So it makes sense that Beyoncé and Jay-Z tried to trademark the name Blue Ivy soon after she was born in 2012. It makes sense the entrepreneurial couple would do this in order to sell products under the Blue Ivy brand. However, when you give your daughter a name that sounds like an event company, sometimes the name is actually being used by, well, an event company. This story gets interesting. 

Veronica Morales, who owns an event planning company called Blue Ivy, blocked Bey from getting the trademark, and even submitted legal documents to try to prevent her from getting the trademark to the longer version Blue Ivy Carter. The drama doesn't end there. In February 2018, The Blast acquired documents indicating that the two parties met. Morales allegedly tried to get Bey to buy her company for $10 million, and in exchange she would forego the trademark. Beyoncé passed on the offer as she now holds evidence that the whole scheme was a money grab (shocking!).

She's planning a fragrance line

Do you want to smell like a famous person's child? Well, if Beyoncé's trademark application for Blue Ivy goes through, one of the businesses she reportedly has in mind is a fragrance line. Could Blue Ivy perfume be the next Kylie Jenner lip kit? And by that we mean another thing you see on a celebrity Instagram account that you might not need but really, really want.

She wore an $11,000 dress to the VMAs

The Knowles-Carters aren't the type of family who worry about spending money on clothes that their kids are just going to grow out of quickly. The already incredibly stylish Blue Ivy attended the 2016 VMAs wearing a Mischka Aoki gown that cost $10,950. According to E! News, the mini "Grande Royalle" gown featured a "laser-cut bodice and intricate 3-D gold metallic appliqué." Hopefully she didn't spill any apple juice on it.

She slays at Halloween

Seeing Blue Ivy's Halloween costumes throughout the years brings a new meaning to trick or treat. Her adorableness mixed with her parents' creativity is definitely a treat to behold every October.

In 2014, Beyoncé and Blue dressed up as Janet and Michael Jackson for Halloween. These costumes had everything: a duo theme, cuteness, humor, spot-on styling, and on-point accessories (Blue's mini microphone and sunglasses!). There's a high bar for celebrity Halloween costumes and now it sometimes seems like famous people's assistants planned their clients' October 31st looks months in advance. But even amidst some fierce competition, this costume was one of the best.

In 2016, she accompanied her mom and dad dressed as iconic 1950s Ken and Barbie. Blue went for an '80s rocker look for a more updated Barbie style. That was a busy Halloween, because Blue also had the chance to dress up with her mom as the '90s group Salt-N-Pepa. In either decade, she served up some seriously enviable Halloween style.

Kim and Kanye attended her 5th birthday party

No word on whether Blue Ivy invited everyone in her class to her fifth birthday party, but according to Us Weekly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were in attendance. Even though Kanye had recently gone on a rant about Bey and Jay at his abbreviated Sacramento concert, apparently everyone let it go and moved on. The couple reportedly visited Blue Ivy for a birthday celebration January 6th, 2017, at her family's LA home.

She knows how to shut down the paparazzi

In a video that is both adorable and will make you feel guilty for your interest in her life, Blue Ivy can be seen expertly shutting down the paparazzi in a way that shows she's familiar with their invasive presence. In June 2016, then-4-year-old Blue waved her finger at photographers and said, "No pictures!"

The mini fashionista likes to match her mom

If your mom was Beyoncé, you'd want to match her too! The reason Blue Ivy is so fierce is because she has the ultimate fashion icon to look up to. She and mom Bey can be frequently spotted in matching and coordinating outfits. Beyoncé shared pics of their matching floral gowns on her Instagram feed at the ultimate Instagrammer's dream house... the Museum of Ice Cream, complete with pink walls, banana swings, and pools full of sprinkles. 

The pair played dress up again when they hit up the Beauty and the Beast premiere in vibrant green dresses. Beyoncé's Gucci gown cost a reported $26,000 and Blue Ivy also got in on the Gucci game with her own $2,100 green and pink dress, complete with embroidered snakes and parrots, as well as embellishments. Perhaps Blue Ivy will be the first teenager to ever want to match her mother.

She was featured at the Grammys

Performing at the Grammys is a lifelong goal for most recording artists, so being able to say that you were featured in a Grammy performance before your sixth birthday is pretty spectacular. Blue Ivy, along with her grandmother, was featured as a hologram in Beyoncé's iconic 2017 Grammys performance. Bey once again outdid herself, performing pregnant and honoring the role of mothers. 

"Your mother is a woman, and women like her cannot be contained. I think of lovers as trees. Growing to and from one another. Searching for the same light. Why are you afraid of love? You think it's not possible for someone like you, but you are the love of my life. The love of my life," she quoted from her album Lemonade. Becoming Blue's mother has clearly inspired much of Beyoncé's work. 

She took fashion inspiration from Prince

As if being featured in Bey's stunning performance wasn't enough, Blue Ivy stole the 2017 Grammys again when she rocked her pink, Prince-inspired pink Gucci suit while sitting with her dad. Blue channeled "Purple Rain" era Prince with her high ruffled white shirt and the fitted suit. Using a price list for comparable items from Gucci, Us Weekly estimates the jacket retailed for $765, the pants for $335, and the adorable, glittery cat purse (also Gucci) for $2,490. 

It was just the right amount of chic and bling that perfectly suited Beyoncé's mini-me as she watched her mom perform. The stylish little suit also served as a sweet tribute, as not only did Beyoncé open the Grammy Awards with Prince in 2004, the 2017 Grammys had a full tribute segment for Prince, who passed away in April 2016.

She loves being a big sis

Welcoming a new sibling into the house is tough for any child, so we wouldn't blame any kid for finding that welcoming two at once is overwhelming. However, it seems Blue Ivy is slaying big sisterhood ever since Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017.

Proud grandma Tina Knowles Lawson couldn't help but gush about how well Blue Ivy adjusted to life as a big sister, sharing just how caring and nurturing her first granddaughter has been. "She's very proud and very excited," Lawson told Entertainment Tonight. "She's a good big sister, she really is." Richard Lawson, Tina's husband, agreed. "She cares for them a lot," he shared. 

She just got an amazing new house

Bey and Jay bought a new home in LA, and it's safe to say Blue Ivy is going to get an amazing new bedroom. According to the LA Times, the couple purchased their new Bel-Air home in the summer of 2017 for $88 million. The home boasts 30,000 square feet of living space. That is a lot a room for tea parties and hide and seek. 

The home also comes with a full spa, media room, and four pools — almost enough for each member of the family to have his or her own. Blue will have plenty of time to shoot some hoops with her parents in the indoor basketball court. Not surprisingly, this home sale was the highest in Los Angeles county at the time.

She knows how to work the camera

When you come from pop and hip hop royalty, there's a good chance you know your way around a camera. Blue Ivy has followed in her mother's footsteps with both her flawless style, as well as her posing. Beyoncé shared family pictures from a trip to the Grand Canyon, and it was Blue Ivy who quickly stole the show. 

Rocking a sun hat and adorable XO sunglasses, Blue was ready for an adventure. She playfully posed for the camera before skipping off in her Converse for more fun with mom and dad.

She snaps with her mom

Queen Bey fans everywhere lost it when they realized Beyoncé has been on Snapchat this whole time, and no one knew it. She shared this deer selfie with Blue Ivy at the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on her Instagram page, and fans immediately began begging for her Snapchat name. As any good mom knows, a little phone time (especially with fun animal faces) can buy you a little time with a 5-year-old, so we look forward to the next Blue Ivy snap filter!

She has a personal stylist

Blue Ivy isn't just stylish for her age, she's stylish. Period. Who What Wear reported that one of Beyoncé's personal assistants, Manuel Mendez, just so happens to be the little fashionista's personal shopper and stylist. Mendez officially works for Parkwood Entertainment, a management company founded by Beyoncé herself. Mendez has been with the company since 2009, but it's unknown when he started styling Blue Ivy.

It could be that Mendez started dressing Blue as early as July 2015, as that is when he began posting photos of the little one to his Instagram account. By 2016, he started adding a variation of his name — Manú — to the photos and by 2017, he explicitly spelled out his role by posting a photo of Blue Ivy with the caption: "[Blue Ivy] styled by Manuel A. Mendez." Thanks to Mendez, Jay-Z and Beyoncé's oldest child is more stylish than we can ever hope to be.

She knows how to express her feelings

When Jay-Z sat down for an interview on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, he shared an incredibly adorable story about his oldest child. In an exclusive clip shared by TodayJay-Z revealed that his daughter was asking a bunch of questions while he was trying to get her to school. The rapper responded by telling his daughter to just "get in the car." But that wasn't the end of the conversation. 

"We're driving and then I just hear a little voice... 'Dad,'" Jay-Z revealed, "'I didn't like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me. It hurt my feelings.'" Laughing, Jay-Z told Letterman his response to his daughter: "That's the most beautiful thing you've ever said to me." Little Blue Ivy was just 6 years old at the time, but apparently already knew how to communicate effectively, and calmly express her feelings.

She plays by the rules

In May 2018, Blue Ivy's grandmother, Tina Knowles Lawson, took to Instagram to share a video of "the most beautiful theatre" she'd ever seen, while attending a ballet in Paris, France. While Lawson attempts to pan the camera around the room to show the architecture of the building, Blue Ivy chimes in, "You're not supposed to take video, Grandma." When Grandma doesn't respond to her request, Blue Ivy reminds her once more: "You're not supposed to." And you thought she just looked angelic.

Blue Ivy knows the rules and she's taken it upon herself to enforce them. And, let's be real, there's probably no one else on earth that can sound that adorable while putting someone else on blast. Although Lawson didn't reply to her granddaughter's plea on camera, she captioned the video: "When you are trying to sneak a video [face with tears of joy emoji]." Good on you, Blue, good on you.

She lives the yacht life

After vacationing in Europe over the summer, Beyoncé shared some photos on her website (via Elle). One thing became quickly apparent: Blue Ivy is living her best life. In one picture, the little one is wading in a pool — on a yacht (!!) —  while sipping a mocktail, wearing a chic bibbed swimsuit, and sporting cat-eye sunglasses. She also made time to meditate while on board. In one photo, she's pictured across from pajama-clad Beyoncé as they both zen out while drifting across the ocean. In another, Blue Ivy is meditating on her own. You know, to clear away all that 6-year-old stress.

While Blue Ivy is undeniably cool, she doesn't think she's too cool for her mom — at least not yet. The mother-daughter duo sported matching outfits while on vacation and, yeah, it's as adorable as it sounds. That's not to say Blue Ivy didn't also rock her own style on vacation. Photos of the little one in an emoji-speckled dress prove she's still got her own youthful wardrobe.

She gets embarrassed by her parents

Although Blue Ivy may have a lifestyle more similar to that of a socialite, she is still a kid. And being a kid means she gets embarrassed by her parents. Yes, even Queen Bey and Jay-Z can mortify their kids. In June 2018, Blue Ivy was spotted in the audience watching her parents' On the Run II show in London. During the show, video interludes showed her parents' kissing, relaxing in bed, and even a few clips of her mom dancing while scantily clad. 

All of these proved too much for the little one. They are her parents, after all. Blue Ivy was caught on camera looking absolutely horrified during the interlude. Grimacing, the young celeb attempted to turn around and cover her eyes, but eventually decided to duck down behind the parapet to avoid seeing any more of her parents' funny business. Can you blame her?

She likes pranking her grandmother

Blue Ivy may only be in the single digits, but she's got a dark, hilarious sense of humor. Tina Knowles Lawson shared her granddaughter's epic prank in a video on Instagram. Blue Ivy and another little one named Michaela prepared a yummy-looking breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, and a side of fresh fruit. But everything is not what it seems. 

When Lawson digs in, she realizes that two Barbie hands have been mixed into the eggs. "Oh my god. What did you do, Blue?" The little prankster can be heard laughing off camera. Blue Ivy's grandmother dubbed the breakfast "hands and eggs" when captioning the video, adding, "My grandbaby pranked me!" Thankfully for little Blue, Lawson appeared to appreciate the joke. Now we just have to figure out who she inherited that wicked sense of humor from: her mom? Dad? Or maybe, just maybe, her grandmother.

She bids — and sometimes wins — at art auctions

How would you like to go to an art auction and bid against Blue Ivy Carter? That's exactly what Tyler Perry did at the 2018 Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles, California. 

During the live auction, Blue Ivy raised her paddle to bid a whopping $17,000 on a portrait of young Sidney Poitier. The bids continued to climb and the little one raised her paddle once more for a bid of $19,000. Since deleted videos (via Vanity Fair) depicted Jay-Z pretending to take his daughter's paddle away to prevent her from placing another bid. In the end, Tyler Perry won the acrylic painting for just a thousand dollars more.

Despite losing out on the Poitier painting, Blue Ivy got back in the game and ended up winning a unique mixed media art piece using pages from law and medical textbooks by artist Samuel Levi Jones. Blue Ivy's winning bid? Oh, just a mere $10,000.