AceShowbiz - Blue Ivy Carter is stealing scene again. Along with her famous parents, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, the 6-year-old attended the 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala, which was organized by Bey's mom Tina Knowles, in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 17. While the pop icon and the rapper mogul stunned at the event, it was Blue who made a headline after making bids at the art auction.
Blue looked adorable in a gold dress as the events theme was "Waco to Wakanda", inspired by hit movie "Black Panther". During the extravagant bash' live auction, Blue surprisingly raised her paddle and bid $17,000 on an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier. She didn't stop there though, as she raised her bid at $19,000 when the price went up.
Jay-Z later jokingly tried to snatch the paddle away from his daughter to stop her from bidding higher. The hilarious moment was caught on camera and drew laughter from the audience. The "Halo" hitmaker, who was twinning with Blue in a gorgeous gold ensemble which channeled her inner Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto, was also seen laughing. It didn't take a long time for the video to capture people's attention on internet.
A Twitter user wrote, "Lool... Blue Ivy is about to buy all the Artworks at the auction. She must have been listening to JayZ's tracks about Basquiat and investing in Art."
Lool... Blue Ivy is about to buy all the Artworks at the auction. She must have been listening to JayZ's tracks about Basquiat and investing in Art. pic.twitter.com/Nd0pFrA16z— R. (@alrhemist) March 18, 2018
Host Star Jones said during the auction, "Her mother and father have been talking about how you gather art and that is a big deal for African Americans." She added, "Listen, you know Ms. Tina told me all of this. Why you think I'm up here talking about it? 19 for Miss Blue, yes, and she's like, 'I like that.' "
Blue, however, didn't manage to take home the painting as Tyler Perry then bid $20,000 and won it. But the young Carter didn't go home empty-handed. At the auction, which the WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater Center that provides teen mentorship programs and a place where individuals are encouraged to use their self-expression through theater and art, Blue won an art piece with a final bid at $10,000. It was a 36" x 36" art piece made of deconstructed law and medical books California. She also won a set of Lorraine Schwartz panther earrings at $17,000.
At the event, Beyonce was honored with the 2018 Waco Theater Humanitarian Award. During her emotional speech, the diva said, "I never thought people should receive awards like this because in my opinion, the giving is the reward and that's enough."
Beyonce tearing up yall!!! 😭😭😭Beyonce talking about how she gives & stays quiet because she feels she could be doing MORE!!! 😥😥 I need a tissue!! 😭😭😭#WearableArtGala #WacoToWakanda pic.twitter.com/C2zbQOIV25— BeyonceFukdMe (@BeyonceFukdMe) March 18, 2018
"I try to keep my charitable work quiet because I feel like these things should come from the goodness of your heart and nothing orchestrated as a campaign. And if I'm honored, I keep it quiet because I feel like I could be doing more," she added.
Meanwhile, Jay-Z's mom Gloria Carter received the Everyday People Award. "She raised four kids and she did the best job with me," the "4:44" rapper said. "My mother is a beautiful human being. She's a progressive woman, who was always strong. She's someone who is so strong that she told me, 'You can do anything in life.' I believed it so much that I thought she made it up herself. I didn't realize it was a cliche, but I worked really hard because of her saying. I'm very happy and proud of you."