Is Blue Ivy the Next Beyoncé? Here’s What Fans Are Saying About ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Anyone related to Beyoncé is sure to be talented. At only 7-years-old, Blue Ivy Carter earned her first writing credit for the song, “Brown Skin Girl.” Since then, the song topped iTunes charts, and fans expressed their love for Beyoncé’s oldest daughter. Learn more about Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, and The Lion King: The Gift here.

Beyonce, Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter
Beyoncé, Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter | Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Blue Ivy Carter is Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s oldest child

Beyoncé is at the top of her game. She released her Homecoming documentary on Netflix, she stars as Nala in Disney’s The Lion King, and she released an album, The Lion King: The Gift. Oh, and she’s a mother of three. Her oldest daughter, Blue Ivy, is seven-years-old, often stealing the spotlight with her sass and adorable outfits.

In fact, fans first caught a glimpse of Blue Ivy’s voice during Beyoncé’s song “Blue” on her self-titled album. Since then, Beyoncé snuck glimpses of Blue into her music videos, finally featuring her on her newest album, The Lion King: The Gift.

Blue Ivy earned her first writing credit for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ off of ‘The Lion King: The Gift’

In conjunction with Disney’s photo-real adaptation of The Lion King, Beyoncé created an album inspired by The Lion King and African culture, called The Lion King: The Gift. One of the songs off of that album is titled “Brown Skin Girl,” featuring SAINt JHN, WizKid, and Blue Ivy Carter.

Beyoncé premiered “Brown Skin Girl” on Spotify on July 19, 2019. Within a few days, it earned over 4 million plays on the music streaming platform. On YouTube, Beyoncé’s video for “Brown Skin Girl” recieved over 2 million views. The song’s popularity is even recognized on music charts, jumping to the No. 15 spot on the United States iTunes music chart.

Additionally, Beyoncé’s daughter appears in the music videos for “Spirit” and “Bigger,” often wearing matching outfits with her mother. Some fans noticed the symbolism behind Beyoncé and Blue Ivy. A few fans pointed out the similarities between the two artists and the characters, Mufasa and Simba.

Beyoncé fans went crazy for Blue Ivy, some calling her the ‘next Beyoncé’

Fans of Beyoncé raced to social media, commending the artist and her daughter. Some Twitter users made jokes about the young superstar and her appearance fee. One fan tweeted, “Blue Ivy charges $10 million for an appearance in a video. When asked to comment on why her price is so high she replied, ‘it’s not high for billionaires.'”

“It’s been rumored that Beyoncé had to pay Blue Ivy a reported number of $2 million per scene she appeared in for the “Spirit” music video,” another Twitter user joked. Jokes aside, most fans supported Blue Ivy and her singing on “Brown Skin Girls.” Some fans called the song empowering and uplifting.

“Y’all spent seven years calling Blue Ivy ugly because of her black features (am I lyin’?) Beyoncé could’ve cussed y’all out. But she loves her community so much that she decided to teach them to love themselves. [Because] hate like that is only rooted in insecurity. #brownskingirl #thegiftalbum,” one Twitter user pointed out.

The Lion King: The Gift is available for listening on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and most major music streaming platforms. Disney’s The Lion King is now playing in theaters