Blue Ivy turns six.
To celebrate, the birthday girl takes center stage in JAY-Z’s animated video for “Blue’s Freestyle,” which arrives on his daughter’s 6th birthday.
The playful visual, directed and animated by Maurice Taylor, takes place at a talent show in Taylor Hall, where Blue is dressed in pink for her ballet recital. That changes, however, when the record scratches to a halt and her bars start droppin’. “Never seen a ceiling in my whole life,” she raps. “Boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka!”
Seated in the auditorium, the cartoon Carters are momentarily shocked, until they realize that Blue is goin’ off with her MC skills. That’s when they smile and bop their heads with pride and joy for their oldest daughter.
Back on stage, Blue shows off her flow and ballet skills, all in one. The six-year-old even caps off the performance with a mic drop, while Blue’s siblings, Sir and Rumi, also make a cameo from their crib.
“Blue’s Freestyle” was combined with “We Family” on the deluxe edition of Hov’s critically-acclaimed album, 4:44. The project earned Shawn Carter a whopping eight nominations at this year’s Grammys, set to take place Jan. 28.
Celebrate Blue Ivy’s sixth b-day below.