Blue Ivy Carter Honors Dad Jay-Z in Star-Studded Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute

by Shine My Crown Staff
Image Credit: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Blue Ivy Carter went viral for honoring her father, Jay-Z, with an adorable rap tribute.

The prerecorded video tribute was to her dad played during his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last month. Alongside nine-year-old Blue, her mother Beyoncé, siblings Rumi, Sir and more than two dozen other celebs each recited a Jay-Z lyric.

“Congrats S. Carter, ghost writer. You paid the right price, so we just make your hits tighter,” Blue rapped. The line is from a censored version of her father’s 1998 track “Ride or Die.”

Comedian Dave Chappelle introduced the music mogul to the audience.

“It is an incredible honor to induct this next man into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” Chappelle said. “But I need everybody in rock n’ roll to know, that even though you are honoring him, he is ours. He is hip-hop. Forever and ever and a day.”

Several celebrities spoke at the ceremony, including Kevin Hart, Rihanna, Halle Berry, LeBron James, Alicia Keys, Common, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Rashida Jones, Lena Waithe, Questlove, Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah, Kerry Washington, Usher, Rick Ross, Pharrell Williams, Lupita Nyong’o, Queen Latifah, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tyler Perry and more.

Former President Barack Obama also prerecorded a separate video. In the clip, he shared how he used Jay-Z’s track, “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” for two significant moments in his political career.

“I’ve turned to Jay-Z’s words at different points in my life, whether I was brushing dirt off my shoulder on the campaign trail, or sampling his lyrics on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 50th anniversary of the Selma march to Montgomery,” Obama said. “Today, Jay-Z is one of the most renowned artists in history and an embodiment of the American dream.”

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