On Monday, Memorial Day, Beyoncé posted a tribute to her oldest child, Blue Ivy Carter, celebrating her 11-year-old daughter’s performance on stage in Paris in front of 70,000 people. The musical icon rarely makes public comments about her kids, but it would be hard for any proud mom to hold back under the circumstances.
The post includes a shot of Blue Ivy on stage and two short video clips in slow motion of Blue Ivy hitting her choreography. In one video, Beyoncé is right behind her daughter singing as the young girl comes up to smile at the camera. For the show, they wore matching silver jumpsuits and Blue had on a pair of oval sunglasses. She was dancing during Beyoncé’s 2019 hit “My Power” and her 2020 song “Black Parade.”
In the caption, Beyoncé wrote, “My beautiful first born ???????? I’m so proud and thankful to be your mama. You bring us so much joy, my sweet angel.”
The family support was coming from all sides. Up in the risers, Blue Ivy’s little sister, five-year-old Rumi Carter was holding a sign up to celebrate her big Renaissance Tour concert debut. An attendee spotted her dancing along to the concert and then holding up a hand-made sign reading, “We Love You Blue!”
Also supporting was Blue and Rumi’s grandma, Tina Knowles-Lawson, who praised her on Instagram with her own post.
“Last night I saw my beautiful grandbaby (11) dance in the front of almost 70 thousand people !” Knowles-Lawson wrote over a clip of Blue Ivy finishing part of her dance routine. “She killed it and was as cool as a cucumber! Blue Ivy Carter ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ No Fear❤️❤️.”
She shared another clip a few days later, writing, “Smooth with it Blue Ivy Performing at Paris Concert!!!”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.