‘Black Is King’ May Have Been Dedicated to Sir Carter, but, as Usual, Blue Ivy Stole the Show
Black is King brought plenty of new footage of Beyoncé’s three children — Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi Carter. Although Beyoncé might’ve been the main performer in this visual album, as usual, her eldest daughter was the true star of the production.
Beyoncé dedicated ‘Black is King’ to her son, Sir Carter
About one year following the release of The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé dropped a visual album exclusive to Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+. Black is King aimed to inspire and empower younger kids, which even includes Beyoncé’s three children.
Following the visual album, Beyoncé included a clip of herself dancing with Sir Carter in her arms. The footage included a statement underneath, which said Black is King is dedicated to Beyoncé’s only son.
“Dedicated to my son, Sir Carter. And to all our sons and daughters, the sun and the moon sow for you. You are the keys to the kingdom,” the message reads.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Beyoncé spoke out about her son. For an interview with Vogue in 2018, the artist commented on how she wants to raise Sir Carter, primarily, to have a “high emotional IQ.”
Sir Carter’s two siblings appeared in this visual album
Although the twins were a little too young to have a large role, the eldest of the Carter children acted alongside her mother for this visual album. Blue Ivy popped up during songs like “My Power,” (complete with a hat and sunglasses combo,) and during the song “Spirit.”
Both Rumi and Blue Ivy appeared, alongside Beyoncé and her mother, for the song “Brown Skin Girl.” Blue Ivy, however, had her own solo moment during this song, as she’s a featured artist on the original track.
Fans shared their love for Blue Ivy Carter and the rest of Beyoncé’s family
Of course, once Black is King dropped on Disney+, fans took to social media, sharing their love for Beyoncé. Some viewers, however, shouted out Blue Ivy for her acting, performing, and overall show stopping cameos.
“We stan Blue Ivy Carter in this house. Beyoncé really birthed an icon,” one Twitter user said, posting still images from Black is King.
“Blue Ivy ALWAYS serves in all of Bey’s music videos and productions. We love consistency,” another Twitter user said. (Blue Ivy previously appeared in the music videos for “Spirit” and “Bigger.”)
“So, are we gonna talk about how Blue Ivy showed [up] tonight?? She gave you avant-garde, she gave you face, she gave you rich, she gave you generational wealth. SHE IS WHAT YOU WANT TO BE, BUT YOU COULD QUITE POSSIBLY NEVER, NOT EVEN ON YOUR BEST DAY,” another Twitter user said.
The deluxe version of The Lion King: The Gift is available on most major streaming platforms. The visual album, Black is King is available only on Disney’s subscription service. To learn more about Disney+, visit their website.