Blue Ivy, Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, dresses as Prince, steals show at Grammys 2017

Jay-Z and his daughter Blue Ivy Carter and, right, the cover of Purple Rain
Jay-Z and his daughter Blue Ivy Carter and, right, the cover of Purple Rain

If Prince George can cause a £75 pair of dungarees to sell out nationwide, then prepare for a lot of children dressed as the musician Prince in coming months. Blue Ivy Carter, the five-year-old daughter of music power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z, nearly stole the show from her mother at the Grammy awards on Sunday night after turning up in a little pink suit, a miniature version of the outfit worn by Prince on the cover of his album Purple Rain. 

Carter's suit was from Gucci, and the Prince homage was completed with a ruffled shirt, sequinned handbag and brooch. Prince died unexpectedly in April 2017, and on Sunday night his back catalogue was made available on international streaming services after a dispute with that partially founded by Carter's father, Jay Z.

The youngest Carter – who is expected to become a big sister to twins later this summer after her mother announced her pregnancy on Instagram – sat and admired Beyoncé from the crowd as her mother performed and collected the awards for Best Urban Album and Best Video. Carter sat on the lap of her father, but was joined by her aunt, musician Solange Knowles, who took home the Grammy for best R&B Song for Cranes in the Sky. 

However, Carter livened up James Corden's Carpool Karaoke comedy skit when she ran up to join stars including Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Keith Urban, Jason Derulo and Neil Diamond. 

Carter also entertained people with her dance moves during Bruno Mars' performance, and seemed to have been allowed to bring a playmate to the prestigious event. 

Social media users were charmed by the tiny Prince impersonator, sharing their enthusiasm for Carter's outfit. She was the 12th most-tweeted about star at the Grammys, while her mother beat Adele to the top subject of awards discussion on the social network.

 

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