Everyone, stop what you’re doing. We’ve all been upstaged because Blue Ivy’s 2017 Grammys look confirms not only that she was the greatest person in attendance but that she can pay tribute to a musical legend like a boss.
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The musical legend in question was Prince, and it would appear that Blue Ivy was dressed in homage to the icon in her stunningly edgy yet appropriate Grammys outfit. Blue Ivy was clad head-to-toe in pink jumpsuit realness with black lapels and a fluffy white shirt underneath, with minimal accessories and her hair in a braid. She was dressed for her age, yet sent a strong, empowered vibe via the pantsuit.
She was preciously perched on the lap of her dad, Jay Z, and accompanied by her grandmother, Tina Knowles. The whole family had a front-row seat to the utter gloriousness that was Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammys performance. But let’s not lose sight of what’s important — and that’s Blue Ivy. It was Blue Ivy who managed to steal the show from the moment we first saw her; much like the legend she appeared to be dressed like, Blue Ivy gave us serious life without even knowing she did so.
Channeling Prince, whose music is (I think it’s fair to say) beloved by all and who was himself a symbol of freedom and positive artistic expression, is not a bad way to go. At 5 years old, though, Blue Ivy is simply being placed next to one of the greats with bold sartorial choices. While there was no statement released as to the reason or direct inspiration behind the outfit, thus making whatever we connect to the outfit purely speculative, it’s tough to ignore the iconic reference.
Tonight is actually just Blue Ivy’s night. We’re all here to bask in her glory.
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