When celebrities bid at an auction, it is not exactly that surprising. It is something that wouldn’t make the headlines, especially when they’re bidding for a remarkable artifact. However, when a 6-year-old child with famous parents bids at an auction, then it will totally break the internet as well as the newsstands.
Blue Ivy Carter, who is the first-born child of Grammy award-winning singers Beyoncé and Jay-Z, just raised her paddle at an auction last weekend.
Blue Ivy with parents, Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the 2018 Grammys
6-Year-Old Blue Ivy Won The Bid
Who would’ve thought that a child would actually have the guts to bid at an auction? Well, if you are the daughter of two of the most successful musicians in the industry, then you definitely could pull it off. That’s exactly what Blue Ivy did last Saturday at the annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles California.
The said auction was led by Star Jones, and according to inside sources, the 6-year-old Blue Ivy bid $17,000 on an acrylic Sidney Poitier painting, but when the price went higher, she bravely raised her paddle up again and her father even had to take away the paddle from the child’s hand to tease her, which led to Tyler Perry winning the bid at $20,000.
Despite the loss on the next bid, Blue Ivy took back her paddle from Jay-Z and started bidding again, this time it was of a 36” art by Samuel Levi Jones that is made of deconstructed law books as well as medical books from Indiana and California, and this time around, Blue Ivy finally won it for $10,000.
Beyoncé and her mum received a humanitarian award
Her mother, Beyoncé also joined the auction and even won the bid for a set of panther earrings, which was owned by Lorraine Schwartz, for $17,000. The event was actually hosted by her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson, which all benefits the Where Art Can Occur or the W.A.C.O Theatre Center. This organization aims to provide mentorship program and guidance to young adults and at the same time a place where they will be encouraged to express themselves using their creativity in art and talent in the theater.
Beyoncé with Blue Ivy at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game
This remarkable event also served as a family affair since Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, also made an appearance after being honored for her humanitarian work and even his 92-year-old grandmother whom he was very proud of. Beyoncé and her mother received an award for it as well.
Beyoncé’s Humanitarian Award
After the auction, a familiar face made an appearance as well but it was only a tape message from the former First Lady herself Michelle Obama. Her message was for Beyoncé, whom she referred to as “her sister.”
Obama pointed the Grammy award-winning singer’s humanitarian efforts and also explained how inspiring Beyoncé is, from helping people get provided by clean water around the world, to help people recover from the past hurricanes. Obama also said that Beyoncé gave most people courage to speak their mind and to not be afraid to voice our their opinions regardless of the “race, class, gender and geography.” She also pointed out how millions of girls all over the world look up to her and admire her, Obama also added that it has always been a great joy to work with the singer.
Even her daughters, Malia and Tasha, simply admires Beyoncé, which is why the former First Lady said how proud she is in everything Beyoncé has done these past few years, especially with how much she has contributed to the country not just as a celebrity but as an American citizen.
An emotional Beyoncé then had to come up the stage where she was greeted by her 17-year-old fan, Hannah Brammer, whom she sends birthday wishes every single year and makes her go to her concerts. Brammer was born with brittle bones and it definitely surprised the singer when she greeted her at the podium, and it brought her to tears.
The singer explained how overwhelmed she is but at the same time feel incredibly blessed and fortunate. She also said that she believes people shouldn’t be given awards like this because giving is something that people should do, she grew up believing that it wasn’t an option but a responsibility, which is why she feels weird receiving it.