Turns out, the real gift of Beyoncé’s Lion King companion album, The Gift, is Blue Ivy. Jay and Bey’s little girl got to show off her voice, and no surprise she totally nailed it.
Fans were so excited to hear Blue on the song “Brown Skin Girl” that they took to Twitter to pay homage to this young queen who slays all day.
The minute Blue pops up in the intro to “Brown Skin Girl,” track 15 on the album that her mom curated and produced, the Beyhive was smitten. (The 7-year-old gets a writing credit on the song, btw.) “Brown skin girl/ Your skin just like pearls/ The best things in the world,” she sings along with rapper Saint Jhn, before getting her own verse. “Never change it for anybody else,” she confidently sings.
“Did y’all hear that run Blue hit during her solo on Brown Skin Girl,” one fan tweeted about Blue’s closing verse. While another wrote, “The way they’re teaching her to love herself and her culture is beyond beautiful.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time fans have heard Blue Ivy on a Carter family track. She first showed up on JAY-Z’s 2012 song “Glory,” which came out two days after she was born. Five years later, she popped up again, laying down additional vocals on “Legacy,” off Jay’s 4:44.
Just recently, the big sister to Rumi and Sir popped up in the video for Beyoncé’s new Lion King track, “The Spirit,” playing the heir to her mom’s throne. It’s the circle of life, get it?