How Blue Ivy Carter's one-off Renaissance Tour cameo became a regular highlight

You can't take away Blue Ivy Carter's power. Although the 11-year-old's cameo on Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour was one of the hottest, most high-profile moments, her dance break wasn't originally part of her mom's carefully planned plans.

In early reviews of "Renaissance: A Beyoncé Movie , " the New York Times reported that Blue Ivy's performance was a one-off and that there were some negotiations. "She told me she was ready to perform, but I told her no," Beyoncé said in the video, according to the newspaper.

After making her Paris debut as a dancer on "My Power" and "Black Parade" in May, Blue Ivy convinced her mom to let her go on the North American tour. Her motive? Blue Ivy read social media comments criticizing her for what she called a mediocre move.

daughter like mother

According to the Times , Beyoncé is happy that her and Jay-Z's eldest daughter has decided to put in the work and train harder for future performances. Many Beyhive members alike praised Blue Ivy for her "true queen behavior," while others vowed to "protect Blue Ivy Carter at all costs."

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Meanwhile, some fans also felt sorry for the teen, especially considering her young age. "Blue Ivy understands and reads all of your comments about her and it breaks my heart," one user wrote on X (formerly Twitter). "She is just a child. I know you are all twisting this to suggest she is 'resilient,' but we really need to realize that no child should be resilient. The way you discuss and treat children is disturbing."

Another added, "I'm glad Blue Ivy is using this as motivation, but kids shouldn't be using trauma as fuel and they should be allowed to."

Blue's proud family

Even so, the Renaissance film's behind-the-scenes moments reportedly showcased a quintessential mother-daughter relationship. According to The Times , Blue Ivy didn’t sugarcoat her opinions on the stage design, song selection, and more. According to Kalen Allen, who attended the Nov. 25 premiere in Los Angeles, "Bey wanted to cut some of our favorite songs, but Blue wouldn't have it."

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Blue Ivy ended up making Jay-Z — who told CBS Morning Show in October that he "still gets goosebumps seeing her walk on stage" — about how she navigated the experience. Super proud." The rapper particularly enjoyed "watching [Blue] grow" during the tour, revealing she was nervous but still wanted to perform regardless. He recalled watching Blue Ivy "work hard," noting that she sometimes had "a little cold thing on her back."

"She was born into a life she didn't ask for. So since she was born she's been in the spotlight and under the spotlight and everyone has an opinion on how, even as a little girl, she wears her hair ,” Jay-Z added in the CBS interview. "So you couldn't have written a better script for her to get on stage and reclaim her power, and the song is called 'My Power.'"